Langido, clinched the men’s title with a time of one hour 11 minutes and 18 seconds. He edged Angelito Sibayan of Compostela Valley Province for the title.
Sibayan, 23, a criminology-graduating student at the University of Mindanao, checked in 1:12.13 seconds for second place.
Joselito Dugos of Holy Cross of Davao College-Davao City copped the third place honor clocking 1:13.24 seconds.
“I thank God for this victory. All my sacrifices during training have paid off, “said the cheerful Langido, who works in a banana plantation at his home province before he decided to resign to prepare for this race, in vernacular.
Langido, a father of a one-year-old boy, topped the Iligan City leg last year and placed second in the 2005 national finals.
In distaff side, Diaz, a former national team member, stamped her class to clinch the women’s title.
Diaz, 37, who recently topped the 21-k Run for PEACE, crossed the finish line one hour, 30 minutes and 58 seconds. Gen. Santos City bet April Diaz placed at second clocking 1:49.17 seconds.
American Kristina Mc Neil, Director for Mercenary Maternity Mission, clinched the third place with 1:55.09 seconds.
Top three finishers in both divisions will advance to the national finals slated November 18 in Metro Manila.
Nestle AVP for sports Pat Goc Ong lthanaked the city government of Davao for the
“wonderful support” it has extended for the event, the biggest and the longest running footrace in the country.
“We are very glad to the support of the city government of Davao , “He said.
More than 8, 000 runners took part in the one-day event, the seventh of the 22 leg series nationwide and third in Mindanao after Gen. Santos City and Zamboanga City.