Cambodian Hem Bunting Renews National Record 2:23:29 at Paris Marathon

>> April 16, 2012

Cambodia's Hem Bunting has made a significant effort in his first Marathon outing of the year after finishing in top 50 (42nd) at the 36th edition of Paris Marathon (15.04.2012) with a fastest time he ever run in his life 2:23:29. The time also improved on his previous national record 2:25:20 set during 2009 SEA Games in Vientiane where he won bronze medal. Not only that, his official intermediate time at half marathon shows 1:09:04, which is a new national record as well.


The race was won by Stanley Kipleting Biwott of Kenya in a time of 2:05:12, followed by Ethopians Raji Assefa (2:06:24) and Sisay Jisa (2:06:27). 

The 26-year-old who represented his country at 2007 World championship in athletics won silver medal at 2007 SEA Games at Nakhon Ratchasima, and then bronze medal at the next edition but surprisingly was not in the 2011 SEA Games team although remain unbeaten in Cambodia and has recorded the fastest time at the year.

Bunting's outstanding performance in Paris would certainly gain him an "auto slot" for the Olympic Games, that when it counts the fairness and appropriateness in the selection of athlete in a major event, and of course this apply when there are no other athletes in Cambodia that achieve the required standards of the Olympics.

For a record, his time is the fastest in Southeast Asia so far this year, and even much better than the winning time of 2011 SEA Games (2:27:45).

Watch documentary on Hem Bunting (by Trans World Sport in 2009)

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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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