Determined Spaniard wins Mt Kinabalu climb
KOTA KINABALU: A strong determination to win paid off for Spaniard Kilien Jornet Burgada when he clinched the top spot in the 23rd edition of the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon.
The 21-year-old university student had just completed a gruelling 218km Tahoe Rim race in the US before coming to Sabah for the mountain race that attracted 173 participants.
“I was really tired from the Tahoe Rim race but I decided to give it my best shot for the climbathon,” said Burgada who completed the climb in 2:40:41.
Japanese Toru Miyahara repeated his last year’s feat by taking the second spot after completing the dash up and down the mountain in 2:41:49.
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