SEA Games 31: Vietnam first wins gold in Duathlon

VOV.VN - Athlete Pham Tien San (Vietnam) on May 15 beat 12 other competitors from seven regional countries to finish first in Duathlon as part of the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

Entering the race, San maintained his top position along with Indonesian athletes. He later quickly overtook the Indonesian opponents and kept to speed in all stages of the competition.

He reached the finish line after 1 hour 55 minutes 58 seconds, securing the gold medal. Both Ferbriade Rudi and Johan Jauhari of Indonesia won the silver and bronze medals with a time of 1 hour 56 minutes 12 seconds and 1 hour 57 minutes 36 seconds, respectively.

This is the first time a Vietnamese athlete has won a gold medal in Duathlon (running-cycling-running) – an Olympic sport introduced in Vietnam in recent years.

Regional Duathlon athletes are competing for two sets of medals for individual men and individual women in Quang Ninh province. At this SEA Games, they will experience 10km run, 40km cycling and 5km run.