STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/29 April) — Brothers Cresenciano and Gerald Sabal of Team Bebang from Manila outpaced defending champion Jonathan Pido of Team Carmen (Davao del Norte) and his partner in the 2nd International Boulder Face Challenge, a 24-hour endurance race from the town proper to the peak of Mt. Apo and back.
The brothers finished the race in 15 hours, 38 minutes and 33 seconds, ahead by at least 21 minutes from the second-placer.
Of 44 teams when the event kicked off on Saturday morning, 19 teams had finished the race as of 2:30 pm Sunday while 10 other teams quit the race, said Tourism Officer Camilia Infiesto.
Thirty-year old Cresenciano told Mindanews it was their first time to reach the summit of Mt. Apo. He described the trek as grueling since it was raining when they reached the peak. Read More »