He ran barefoot in a scorching rubberized oval track and lunged his way to finish line in dramatic fashion, a memorable first win for Palarong Pambasa 2012 at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center, Lingayen, Pangasinan May 6.

Ilonggo runner Dexter Galos, 17, of Hacienda Conchita National High School, San Dionisio, Iloilo representing Western Visayas grabbed the boy’s 5,000 meter title in the secondary division.


Galos was trailing way behind at the start of the race but managed to slip past front runner Arnold Galap of the Cordillera Administrative Region in the final stretch.


As Galap slowed down right before the finish line, Galos swiftly lunged forward in a split of a second.

Galos clocked just a fraction of a second faster finishing at 16:01.2.13 against Galap’s 16:01.2.16.

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