Langhammer grabs first title as Pro, Duke victorious at Penong’s 5150 Davao

    Posted On Jul 08 2019

      With a standard distance race turned in to a duathlon due to water safety concerns, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic and Aussie Dimity-Lee Duke win the elite titles at the inaugural Penong’s 5150 Davao in southern Philippines.

      Langhammer grabs his first title as a professional elite, finishing in 1 hour and 46 minutes, a 3 minute and 58 second victory over Kiwi Kieran Mcpherson.   Aussie Mitch Robins finished in 1:53:07 to complete podium spots.

      Filipino elite and National team mainstay John Rambo Chicano finished 3rd overall at 1:50:54 and wins the Asian elite title beating his fellow Go for Gold teammates.

      In the first leg run of 2.5kms, a group of five composed of Langhammer, Mcpherson, Robins, Chicano and young Filipino elite Andrew Remolino went into T1 together at 7 minutes and 59 seconds.  The group stayed together in the first 10 kms of the bike leg, before Langhammer was able to grab the lead, and made a race-deciding breakaway move from the lead pack.   Langhammer posted the race-best bike split of 57 minutes and 29 seconds and was the only finisher to go under 1 hour in the 40km bike leg.  Langhammer’s 2nd best 10km run split of 37:23 will be enough to secure a dominating win.   Mcpherson posted the day’s best run split at 36:54.

      Dimity-Lee Duke led from the get-go, pulling away from Kiwi Laura Wood with a 1 minute 10 second lead at the first 2.5km run, and padded the lead with a women’s best 1:05:03 bike split.   Duke finished it with a 43:33 run split to finish in 2:02:10, a 6 minutes and 52 second margin of victory over Wood.

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