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Hem Bunting tops uni students in track race

ACCOMPLISHED Cambodian long distance runner Hem Bunting, who was dropped from the national athletics team after a dispute stemming from the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, triumphed in the 5-kilometre race run around the track of Olympic Stadium yesterday morning. The event, organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport for university students, saw the recent Olympic Day Phnom Penh Half Marathon champion finish in a winning time of 15 minutes 42 seconds, a full 84 seconds ahead of national team runner Kean Samorn, who narrowly beat Hem Bunting’s apprentice Ma Vyro into third. A total of 19 athletes competed over the 12 laps of the tracks.
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