The 42nd Milo Marathon is one of the most anticipated races each year not just because of its history and prestige, but also due to its affordable registration fees. One of the only races in the Philippines that awards the top 10 finishers in each distance. I noticed that this year’s race bibs are not standard in size. Nonetheless, the event still had the best tasting Milo that beats all homemade ones and the very dense crowd that altogether waits for the gun start by the starting line. Speaking of crowds, I believe that the race organizer of Milo may improve their races by separating the gun starts of the elites and the regular runners just like what other international marathons do due to the number of participants.
Overall, the race was very fun since I was able to meet my friends who also competed in the race. Although my time this year is faster than last year’s, my place got higher. Last year, I finished at 9th place and this year, I finished at 10th place. I barely made it to the top 10. All I can do now is to train harder for next year’s Milo race.