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2020: The Year of Growth and Reflection for Runners Safiah Galgo, Grace Goay, Dr. Lynn Azura and Ann Pow

As we draw 2020 to a close, we take pensive but inspiring views on what our sporting community has achieved in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone differently, it provided a platform to pause, reflect and move forward….

Playing Mind Games: How To Gain a Winning Edge Over Your Rivals

Mind Games. When we talk about it, we would often picture ourselves in another person’s head, wreaking havoc on him – or her – and winning the battle even before it begins. This is also affectionately called “living rent free…

Triathlon Coaches Sue Teoh, Jessen Lee, Aldrian Yeo and Edwin Thiang Switch Gears in 2020

Coaches usually set goals for their trainees, but what happens when the circumstances change and they need to reset goals for themselves? ToughASIA spoke to 4 triathlon coaches – Sue Teoh, Jessen Lee, Aldrian Yeong and Edwin Thiang – who…

Khairy Jamaluddin Suffers Bruises After Hitting Pothole While Cycling

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had an unfortunate accident while riding on his road bike in the Banting, Selangor on Sunday. The minister suffered some bruises after hitting a pothole, he tweeted on social media. Interestingly, the Kuala…

Joymix Beetroot Does It for Reita Kanagarajah’s Thalassemia Condition

Dhia Danisha Reita Kanagarajah, or “Reita” as she is affectionately known, seems like your usual avid sports enthusiast, taking part in running and triathlon events. However, little did we know that she has Thalassaemia – a red blood cells deficiency…

Malaysia’s Marathon Record Holder Leo Tan Improves Personal Best in Taipei Marathon 2020

Despite the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the Taipei Marathon hosted the largest mass race in the world since the outbreak with 28,000 runners in the event. Malaysia’s fastest marathoner, Leo Tan recorded another blistering fast time at the recent…

Chin Chin Gets To Run PBIM Again – Virtually

There, but not there. You get that feeling when you are actively involved in a marathon, but not in the role that you want. A home-grown fan and avid runner Tan Chin Chin – founder and managing director of Runners…

KLSCM Marathon Pacer Redeems Himself at Virtual Race

One key motivating element we miss in live running races this year is the ever-friendly pacers especially at the highly anticipated KL Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) annual. In the 2019 edition, Ewegene Tan was tasked as the 4-hour-pacer but failed…

KL Marathon Recaptures Hearts of Malaysian Runners with Virtual Run

The most anticipated marathon in Malaysia recaptured the hearts of all Malaysian runners with the virtual version of the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon VR 2020 (KLSCM VR 2020). COVID-19 or not, live race or not, the running spirit was…

The Running Doctor Sets His Stethoscope Aside for KLSCM VR 2020

An apple a day will not keep this doctor away. Instead, you might meet Dr. Jega Murugesan on running routes and races. The 32-year-old medical doctor depicts the perfect picture of health as a medical doctor. Despite his busy schedule…