Jumardi and Marlina win very tough Gede Pangrango Marathon
This weekend's first Indonesian race of the 2015 Asia Trail Master series was won by local Indonesian runners Jumardi in the men's category and Mila Marlina in the women's. 26-year-old Jumradi had an advantage of almost 50 minutes over second-placed Wijanarko and crossed the line (picture below) in 9:48:08.
The 42km long marathon distance proved to be a real hard nut to crack for most of the participants. Climbing up the two peaks was always meant to be tough. No fewer than 4000m of elevation gain had to be conquered on "just" 42km. On the bonus side, runners enjoyed spectacular views of the national park.
Quick podium results:
Men: 1. Jumradi (indonesia) 9:48:08; 2. Wijanarko (Indonesia) 10:35:32; 3. Gaspard Dessy (France) 10:54:17
Women: 1. Marlina (Indonesia) 14:43:37 . No other women made the 16h cut off time