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Sefli finishes 3rd in S'pore
Wednesday, 9th December 2009

SEFLI Ahar did the country proud once again when he finished on the podium for the men's half-marathon event at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon last Sunday in Singapore.

Having won the half-marathon during the 3rd Borneo Games on Thursday to take the Sultanate's only gold medal in athletics, Sefli finished with a time of 1:15:08 to win bronze in Singapore.

Richard Mutua Mutisya of Kenya won the race with a time of 1:11:24 while Singapore's Muniandy Ramadass finished in second place with a time of 1:14:33.

Prior to the race in Singapore, Sefli had told The Brunei Times that he was targeting a podium finish and the fine performance in the city-state helped him to live up to his status as one of Brunei's finest athletes.

Sefli missed out on the podium in the Standard Chartered KL marathon when he finished in eighth place with a time of 1:16:03 back in June.

The Temburong native has been concentrating in half-marathon since winning the gold medal in the event during the 2005 Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia.

Courtesy from Brunei Times