Pinay Triathlete LC Langit wins gold!

Posted: April 8, 2011 in News, People

Man, she’s really strong. I’ve discovered LC Langit just recently thru a short feature on MultiSport Magazine. She’s quite an athlete, winning medals in international competitions everywhere, and now she has added another one to her collection. A closet upgrade must be in order. Tsk. Galing!

Keep it up, LC! Congratulations! ^_^

The Philippine delegation won gold and bronze medals at the 2011 Mekong River Multi-Sports Festival held recently at Chiangsean district, Chiangrai, Thailand.

Lea Coline Langit bagged the gold when she topped the Asian Aquathlon (1,500m swim, 5K run) event, while Robeno Javier took the bronze in the Asian duathlon (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run) stage. The gold-bronze medal haul surpassed the two bronze medals won by duathletes August Benedicto and Monica Torres in the sports festival’s 2010 edition.

It was also Langit’s second Asian Aquathlon title after bagging the said crown in 2009 in Palembang, Indonesia. The said event also saw her claiming the bronze medal in triathlon.

Despite the lack of sleep, Langit was still in her best form during the race day as she anchored her campaign on her strength in the swim to submit the Asian best time at 36 minutes and 19 seconds.

Langit came out of the water a second behind the world’s 25th ranked triathlete Rakda Vodickova of Czech Republic at 13 minutes and 59 seconds as she enjoyed an advantage of a minute and 13 seconds over challenger Hoi Long of Macau.

She relaxed in the run leg for a slow 22:20 time but the huge gap Langit had against Long was more than enough to cushion the late surge of her rival who took the silver with 36:21. Taipei’s Chang Luo-Yi bagged the bronze with 36:23 time.

Read the full article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer here.


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