Mangrobang rules duathlon for second SEAG gold

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Posted at May 15 2022 12:59 PM | Updated as of May 15 2022 03:33 PM

Filipino athlete Marion Kim Mangrobang celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal for the Women’s triathlon event at the 30th South East Asian Games in Subic Bay Freeport zone, Philippines, 01 Decemeber 2019. File photo. Jun Dumaguing, EPA-EFE/File.
Filipino athlete Marion Kim Mangrobang celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal for the Women’s triathlon event at the 30th South East Asian Games in Subic Bay Freeport zone, Philippines, 01 December 2019. File photo. Jun Dumaguing, EPA-EFE/File.

(UPDATED) Kim Mangrobang added another Southeast Asian Games gold medal to her collection after ruling the duathlon in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday in Tuần Châu.

A day after ruling the triathlon, Mangrobang also won the duathlon to make it 14 gold medals for the Philippines in the 31st SEA Games. 

Mangrobang crossed the finish line with a time of two hours, 13 minutes, and 12 seconds, comfortably ahead of Malaysia's Tahira Najmunisaa Muhammad Zaid, who finished with a time of 2:14:22.

In third place was Indonesia's Zahra Putri Bulan (2:14:49).

This is now the fifth SEA Games gold medal for Mangrobang, who has won the triathlon for three straight editions while adding a mixed relay gold from the 2019 SEA Games in Manila. 

Mangrobang is also the first Filipino athlete to win multiple gold medals in the Hanoi SEA Games.