| James Kon |
SEFLI Ahar, Brunei Darussalam’s top ranking long distance runner, yesterday proved that he is still on top form at the age of 40 after winning the men’s open category in the first of its kind Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Obstacle course challenge.
Held in conjunction with the armed forces’ 53rd anniversary, more than 400 people took part in the event to test their mental and physical strengths.
Sefli Ahar, who clocked 37:05s, was also the winner of the overall category.
Sefli dedicated the win to his son Franklyen, who turned 10 on September 27.
Sefli said he hoped his a commitment and dedication towards long distance running could inspire Bruneian youth.
Sefli’s next event is the RB Great Race, followed by the BSB International Marathon Championship.
Royal Brunei Armed Forces Commander Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah presented the prizes.
Winner of the RBAF open category was Private Malek bin Awang Hidup.
The RBAF Men’s veteran first prize went to Sergeant Hj Jupli bin Hj Pangis.
Team Land Forces grabbed the winner’s medal for the men’s team event.
Lance Corporal Norhamizah binti Abdullah crossed the finish line first in the women’s open category to claim top prize while Sergeant Sufinah binti Hj Idris ran her way to first prize in the women veteran category.
Team Belutak took home top prize from the women’s team event.
In the public men’s veteran category, Ahmad bin Tahir from Sabah came in first.
For the women’s open, Azlina Rambli outpaced the rest to finish first.
Juliana Hj Kassim won the women’s veteran event.