Abahan set to scale Mt. Kinabalu

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Friday, March 7, 2014

LONG-DISTANCE runner Sandy Abahan is set to start gearing up as the Philippine Skyrunning Association (PhilSky) officially endorses her participation to the 28th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon in Sabah, Malaysia October this year.

Fresh from her first place finish in the recent 3rd Pilipinas Akyathlon held in Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet in January, Abahan gears up with compatriot Jemarvin Cabilan from Bicol, the first male Filipino to finish Akyathlon 2014, in time for the international running event.

“Hindi naman ako kinakabahan, actually mas kinakabahan pa nga ako sa mga requirements ko sa school,” said Abahan who is a graduating student at the University of the Cordilleras taking up BS Education.


She said she will start training come the summer break where she will have a lot more time to focus with her sport.

“Although andito na ang mind-set, yung physical training will come after, saka PhilSky will be helping me so palagay ko the usual running will do until they tell me kung ano pa ang dapat kong paghandaan,” said Abahan.

PhilSky has also sent confirmation to Abahan for her free race entry to the upcoming The North Face 100 (TNF100) this May to be held here in the city.

Abahan together with Cabilan will be sponsored by PhilSky with a round-trip ticket and race entry going to Malaysia to represent the country in the international running event.

“Sabi sa PhilSky they will sponsor our ticket at race entry, siguro isa sa mga projects ko before the event eh maghanap ng sponsors since ang accommodation, food, and other expenses ay gastos namin,” Abahan closed.

Abahan will try to scale the 2,760 meters above sea level Mt. Kinabalu after topping the female division in Pilipinas Akyathlon 2014 crossing the finish line with 4:59:50.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 08, 2014.


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