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Aquathlon event finds splash and dash stars

Aquathlon event finds splash and dash stars

The 2013 National Aquathlon Championship was held on Saturday morning at the National Sports Complex with the swimming leg making use of the Olympic Stadium pool.

The swimming and running race, which was co-hosted by the Cambodian Triathlon Federation and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, followed a similar event held at the Cambodian Country Club on June 1.

According to organisers, 154 male and 35 female athletes participated on Saturday. The men’s over-18 division, featuring a 250-mtere swim and a 3,900m run, was won by Rithysen Club’s Cheng Chandara in a time of 23min 50.84sec.

The women’s race over an identical course saw Heng Sokhong of Friends Association finish first in 35:58.26. The U18 male and female races, which involved a 150m swim and 2,600m run, were won by PSE’s Chun Buntheng (15:47.98) and Friends’ Yong Raksmey (29:17.62) respectively.

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