Chicano, Abad snare Powerman medals | Inquirer Sports

Chicano, Abad snare Powerman medals

/ 01:11 AM March 08, 2016

NATIONAL team standouts John Chicano and Mirasol Abad clinched podium finishes in the World Series 2016 Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships Malaysia in Putrajaya last Sunday.

Chicano captured a silver behind Australian champion Thomas Bruin  in the elite men’s division of the 10K run-60K bike-10K run with a time of two hours, 39 minutes and 19 seconds.  Bruin prevailed in 2:35:53.

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Abad also took home a bronze with a 3:15:40 clocking in the women’s side behind United Kingdom’s Emma Pooley (2:57:27) and Japan’s Airi Sawada (3:13:40).

Pooley was a 2012 London Olympic silver medalist in cycling’s road time trial.

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Several other Filipinos crashed inside the top 10 of the grueling duathlon race that drew 1,137 competitors from 41 countries.

Robeno Javier checked in at 2:46:25 to finish fourth in the men’s elite, followed by Robinson Esteves (2:48:21) and Joey de los Reyes (2:50:57).

Miscelle Gilbuena also fell just a rung short of a podium finish in the distaff side with a 3:17:13 posting, while Cipriane John Topia landed fourth in the 25-29 age group. 

The race kicked off at Putrajaya’s iconic Palace of Justice.  The Powerman Short category featured the 10K run-60K bike-10K run event while there were also contests in the two-man Powerman Classic Relay and three-man Corporate Sprint.  Jasmine W. Payo

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