September 6, 2011

Kaspersky Lab Race Highlights

Kaspersky Labs highlights digital safety at the RunRio Trilogy 2011

TAGUIG CITY, Philippines: The importance of digital identity safety is the core advocacy that Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has showcased in the recently concluded Run United 2 running event.

Kaspersky Lab has sponsored the 10-Kilometer Distance Category of Run United 2, the second leg of the two-year old RunRio Trilogy marathon series, which gathered about 5,000 runners on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Bonifacio Global City.

Kaspersky Lab aims to create awareness on security and web safety, which has become a concern among Internet-savvy Filipinos. Online social networks has become the popular means of communication and it is also used to promote various events. Kaspersky Lab aims to ensure that Filipinos are kept safe from malicious attacks and are able to continue enjoying their Internet use.

“Through our participation at the Run United 2 event, we hope to be able to make more Filipinos aware of looking after their personal safety as athletes and as such, we think that this will also be a great venue to promote personal safety as users of the Internet,” according to Jimmy Fong, channel sales director of Kaspersky Lab South East Asia. The Run United 2 is one of the biggest running events in the Philippines, participated by thousands of marathoners and running enthusiasts. It is spearheaded by running coach Rio De La Cruz, who is widely known as RunRio. The winner of the men’s 10K contest was Kenyan Benjamin Kipkazi. Kipkazi submitted a gun time of 33 minutes and 25 second followed by two other Kenyans—James Tallam (33:25) and Albert Omboga (33:42). Kenyan Susan Jemutai (41:36) ruled the women’s 10K race, while Cinderela Lorenzo (43:42) got the second spot and Michelle Anne Tibagacay (44:28) placed third.

Meanwhile, Kaspersky Lab has given away limited edition Kaspersky Lab T-shirts to all participants and a host of fun activities at the Kaspersky Lab Activity Area at the Fort during the race day. The event was co-presented by Kaspersky Lab's media partners, The Manila Times, PC World Philippines, Computerworld Philippines, PC Buyers Guide, Gadgets Magazine, Total Fitness magazine and Monster Radio RX 93.1.

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