Fr L-R: Loh Chee Koon (CK), Mohd Saddam Bin Mohd Pittli, and Colleen R. Augustin will represent Malaysia in the inaugural Spartan Race Asia Pacific Championships in Hong Kong.

Three mighty Malaysian Spartans are en route to the inaugural Spartan Race Asia Pacific Championships in Hong Kong race tomorrow. Mohd Saddam Bin Mohd Pittli, Colleen R. Augustin and Loh Chee Koon (CK) are champions and heroes in their own rights and will be proudly representing Malaysia and Spartan Race Malaysia.

Spartan Race – the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand recently launched the Asia Pacific Championships which has 4 qualifying events starting with the Hong Kong Sprint (5km + & 20+ obstacles) on April 22nd, the Taiwan Super (13km+ & 22+ obstacles) on May 20th, the Korea Super on June 10th, the Malaysia Super on July 9th, and culminating with the Australia Beast at the end of November.

Colleen Augustin is a two-time Women’s Elite Spartan Sprint Malaysia Champion.

Female Elite athlete, Colleen R Augustin is a two-time Women’s Elite Spartan Sprint Malaysia Champion with wins in both 2015 and 2017 events. She is a professional Fitness Instructor and spends her time training and helping people increase their fitness levels and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Mohd Saddam Bin Mohd Pittli is a Lance Corporal in the Malaysian Armed forces and two time Spartan Elite Champion, topping the podium at the 21km long Spartan Race Malaysia Beast event in 2016 and again at the recent Spartan Malaysia Sprint 2017.

Mohd Saddam Bin Mohd Pittli is a two time Spartan Elite Champion.

Rounding up the trio is a true hero of the Malaysian sporting scene, Ultra Marathon Runner and Reebok Ambassador Loh Chee Koon (CK), a one-armed Spartan whose indomitable spirit has seen him complete multiple Spartan events including the 2016 Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, U.S.A.

Spartan Race (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the organizers of Malaysia’s recent Spartan Sprint 2017 in Semenyih will sponsor these elite athletes to attend each leg of the Asia Pacific Championship Series. They will get full support including race entries, flights accommodation and complete racing apparel supplied by Reebok. The three sponsored athletes are seasoned racers with many other accolades, and hope to clinch podium spots at the first event of the APAC Championship series in Hong Kong.

Born with one arm, Spartan CK Loh’s (right) indomitable spirit has seen through the Spartan Race World Championships in USA.

Dave Tully – COO and Race Director of Spartan Race Malaysia added:

“Spartan Race is still young in Malaysia but these three athletes have shown they have the Spartan grit and determination to reach the top of the sport and ensure Malaysia stamps its mark on Spartan Race history.”

Visit www.SpartanRace.MY for more information on Malaysian events, and to register for a race.