Mirasol shines in Malaysia
NATIONAL team standout Mirasol Abad boosted her stock with a golden finish in the standard duathlon event of the Pariaman ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup 2105 in Pariaman, Malaysia, recently.
Abad finished the 10K run-40K bike-5K run event in two hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds to best a strong field that included silver medalist Eva Desiani of Indonesia (2:19:00).
Miscelle Gilbuena made it a 1-3 finish for Filipinos after checking in at 2:23:47.
The results augur well for the national duathlon team that will bat for inclusion in the PH contingent in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games where duathlon is likely to be included.
Robinson Esteves and Jeric Buhian finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the men’s event, but Asian Beach Games bronze medalist Robena Javier failed to finish the race after suffering a flat tire. Cedelf P. Tupas
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