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Jakarta Post

Indonesian track and field legend Eduardus Nabunome dies over heart attack

  • News desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 13, 2020   /   10:37 pm
Indonesian track and field legend Eduardus Nabunome dies over heart attack A photograph of Eduardus Nabunome, deemed one of the best runners in the region, hangs on the athlete's wall. ( of Kurniasih Budi)

Indonesian track and field legend Eduardus Nabunome died on Monday at the Harapan Kita Hospital where he was being treated following a heart attack.

“Coach Edu suffered a heart attack while running at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium,” Kurniasih Budi, mother of one of the members of Eduard’s athletics club, told on Monday.

Eduardus’ family has not yet decided whether to bury him in Jakarta or in his hometown in East Nusa Tenggara.

It was previously reported that Eduardus had been receiving treatment at Medistra Hospital since Saturday for a heart condition.

It was the second time Eduardus had been hospitalized for the condition. He spent several days in Pasar Rebo General Hospital in 2017 after suffering a heart attack.

Eduardus’ wife, Marcelina Ina Piran, said he had been closely monitored by doctors and had tested negative for COVID-19.

Marcelina added that members of the running community who were being trained by Eduardus were working together to cover his medical bills.

“We have been informed by Jakarta’s track and field association through its chief Pak Mustara that the association is going to talk to the insurance company,” she said as quoted by

Eduardus won the 1,000 meters long-distance running category at the 1987, 1989 and 1991 Southeast Asian Games. He also secured gold in the 5,000m category in the 1987 and 1989 games.