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SEA Games: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 11:22 AM December 06, 2019

Mervin Guarte wins gold in Obstacle Course Race men’s individual 5km x 20 event of 30th SEA Games at Filinvest, Alabang. INQUIRER photo / Richard A. Reyes

MANILA, Philippines–Mervin Guarte and Sandi Abahan completed a six-gold sweep of the Obstacle Course Racing events for the Philippines by ruling the 5Kx20 obstacle races in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Friday in Filinvest Alabang.

The 29-year-old Guarte, who shifted from OCR after he was dropped from the national athletics team, captured the men’s individual gold by clocking 25 minutes and 31 seconds.

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Sandi Abahan wins gold for women’s Obstacle Course Racing Individual 5k x 20 event of 30th SEA Games at Filinvest, Alabang. INQUIRER PHOTO / Richard A. Reyes

Sherwin Managil made it a 1-2 finish for the Philippines, taking the silver in 26:16, while Saddam Mohd Pittli of Malaysia clocked 28:02 for the bronze.

Abahan, a special education teacher based in Baguio City, blitzed through the course, finishing in 33:30, while teammate Merisco Glorien bagged the silver in 40:00. Laos’ Sorvimane Khamla checked in at 55:27 for the bronze.

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Kevin Pascua and Rochelle Suarez earlier took the gold in their respective divisions in the 100mx10 obstacle.

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TAGS: 2019 SEA Games, Mervin Guarte, obstacle course racing, OCR, Sandy Abahan, SEA Games, Sports
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