• Pooley, Le Bellec rule Maybank Powerman PH

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    CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA: The world’s best duathletes converged for the Maybank Powerman Philippines World Series 2016 on Sunday, December 4.

    Two-time Powerman World Champion and Powerman Philippines Ambassador Gael Le Bellec from France topped the Male Elite category after finishing a 10 km run, 60 km bike, and another 10 km run with a time of 02:43:27, while three-time and defending Powerman World Champion Emma Pooley of Great Britain finished with a time of 02:56:31 to take the first spot in the Female Elite category.

    Thomas Bruins and Miriam van Reijen from Netherlands took the second spot in their

    Emma Pooley and Gael Le Bellec celebrate their win. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Emma Pooley and Gael Le Bellec celebrate their win. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    respective categories with a time of 02:36:29 and 02:37:04. Defending world champion Seppe Odeyn of Belgium took the final podium spot with a time of 2:37:04, while Monica Torres bannered the Philippines and came in third with a time of 03:02:02.

    Andy Sutz of Switzerland came in fourth, followed by Filipinos John Chicano, Joey Demos Reyes, and Cipriane Topia.

    Alex McDougall from Australia and Airi Sawada from Japan came in fourth and fifth, while Mirasol Abad and Michelle Gilbuena from the Philippines and Mandana Manshani from Iran followed.

    Around 650 participants from different countries and age group gathered over the weekend for the biggest and only international duathlon event of the country.

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