Mangrobang, Kilgroe wrap up PHI domination of SEA Games triathlon

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 01, 2019 10:41 AM
Mangrobang, Kilgroe wrap up PHI domination of triathlon
(Photo by Josh Albelda)

SUBIC - For the second time in a row, Kim Mangrobang is a gold medalist in Southeast Asian Games women’s triathlon.

Mangrobang retained first-place in the 2019 edition of the regional meet as she ruled the run-bike-swin endurance race, Sunday at Subic Bay Boardwalk.

The 28-year-old was ahead of the pack all throughout and clocked in at 2:02:00 - proving she hasn’t missed a beat since her breakthrough gold in the 2017 SEA Games.

Not that far behind was another Filipina in Kim Kilgroe who claimed her first medal in the biennial event with a time of 2:05:02.

The Philippines’ representatives were neck-and-neck in swimming and biking before Mangrobang put space between her and Kilgroe with a 35:43 time in the run phase.

With that, the Philippines registered 1-2 finishes in both women’s and men’s triathlon.

Finishing third at 2:16:33 is Octaria Nethavani of Indonesia.

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