The largest road race – the 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon, with more than 3,000 participating runners from Guam, CNMI, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palau, the United Kingdom, and the United States was held yesterday, Sunday, April 12 at the Gov. Joseph A. Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach in Tumon, Guam. Participating runners took the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) race distance.
First male finisher Yusuke Inose finishes at 2:41:22 while Sung Hwa Ryu finishes at 3:08:42 for the female division in the successful Guam full marathon race event. Local finishers Derek Mandell and Rhea Macaluso beat the clock at 2:50:53 and 3:32:29, respectively.
The 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon served as the qualifying event for the coveted Boston Marathon as it is an officially certified by the IAAF (International Association of Athletic Federations) and AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
According to race officials, 576 runners took part in the full marathon, 785 in the half marathon, 798 in the 10K and 1,085 took in the 5K race.
If you’re asking us, what is it with Guam that is making a huge waves for the past years, it’s simply because Guam has attracted a lot of people to visit the island within the U.S. Territory, and one of the reasons is the Guam International Marathon held every year in April. Apart from the GIM, Guam Visitors Bureau have also lined-up monthly events that will make each of your visits to Guam spectacular and memorable.
This April, Guam will also have the 37th Annual Smokin’ Wheel Racing (17-19), University of Guam Film Festival (18), and Banana Festival (24-26).
On May 15-17, 2015, Guam will have the Guam Micronesia Island Fair, the annual signature cultural event of the Guam Visitors Bureau, showcasing the vibrant cultures of Micronesia for over 25 years. If you haven’t decided yet where to go to on these dates, why not visit Guam and celebrate with Guam Micronesia Isalnd Fair. A trip to Guam will cost roughly from $250 to $500, two-way. As of this moment, Philippine Airlines and United Airlines are the only brands that flies from Manila to Guam.
The recently held Guam International Marathon was organized in partnership with Guam Visitors Bureau, Pacific Islands Club, and United Airlines. The Manila press conference was held in Makati Shangri-La, with KaiZen as one of the event’s partner for Guam Visitors Bureau Sports Product Update. You may visit complete event details at www.guaminternationalmarathon.com.
As we’ve mentioned above, Guam Visitors Bureau have prepared a long list of whole-year events for you to experience.
With snippets from news release.
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