Third Consecutive Win for Thomas Bruins in Malaysia

World No. 2 Powerman duathlete Thomas Bruins won his third consecutive race at last weekend’s Powerman Malaysia. The Dutchman completed the 10km run – 60 km bike -10km run event in an impressive 2:38:17 hours. Matt Smith of Australia came in second, with John Leerams Chicano in third position, separately by fractions of a second.

Thomas Bruins (center) from Netherlands came in first, Matt Smith (left) from Australia taking second and John Leerams Chicano (right) from Philippines came in third.

In the women’s event, Anna Eberhardt-Halasz of Hungary repeated her sterling performance to retain her title, with Miriam Van Reijen of The Netherlands finishing a full ten minutes later and Monica Torres of The Philippines two soon after.

Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships Malaysia 2018 attracted 3,756 duathletes from 41 countries.

Powerman Malaysia also doubles as the 2018 Putrajaya ASTC Middle Distance Duathlon Asian Championships. In the men’s event, The Philippines had a clean sweep with John Leerams Chicano taking the top honours, followed by Emmanuel Commendador and Raymund Torio respectively.

In the women’s event, The Philippines took first and third spots through Monica Torres and Jelsie Sabado, with Japan’s Airi Sawada taking second position.

This Powerman event had both individual and team relay categories, with both Classic and Short distances offered. Kids aged 5 to 12 years old competed in the Powerkids category.

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