Indonesia’s Trianingsih wins Hong Kong marathon

National long-distance runner Trianingsih dominated the women’s division at the Hong Kong marathon to win the race Sunday.

Trianingsih of Central Java clocked two hours and 47 minutes, to finish two minutes faster then her closest rival. Her time, however, failed to beat her personal best of 2:43 she set in the Kenya marathon last year, let alone the meet record of 2:36.

Trianingsih’s coach Alwi Mugiyanto said the victory would give her protégé a morale boost as she prepares for the Asian Games in Guangzhou in October. In the continental sporting meet the double 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter gold medalist will compete in the 10,000 meter race and marathon.

“The race is a good lesson for Trianingsih,” Alwi told Antara, adding that her trainee would need more exposure at international events ahead of the Asian Games.