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Chai Yee Kuan: From Disliking Outdoor Exercises to Finishing Marathons

There are many motivational stories on how one began their journey in running, but 30-year-old Chai Yee Kuan took it to the next level when she pursued running as a lifelong hobby. The ten-time marathon finisher shared with ToughASIA her…

COROS Pace 2 Review: Powerful, Versatile & Budget Friendly

Budget friendly, easy to use, lightweight, durable battery life – these are the popular demands of runners from their GPS-based smartwatches in the modern era. Here comes Coros Pace 2 to fulfil all these wishes, plus some more. From beginners…

TriPutra Coach Abu Amar Grooms The Next Generation of Triathletes

Inspired by key local triathlon ‘legends’, Abu Amar Bin Darus – a veteran athlete himself now looks towards inspiring the young ones. The Royal Malaysian Navy officer from Pulau Pinang has joined the Putrajaya Triathlon society (TriPutra) as head coach…

10 Year-Old Son Inspires Eugene Teoh Into Triathlon

Most of the time, parents play a role in influencing their children into sports. However for Eugene Teoh, the roles were reversed with his 10 year-old son who had started participating in triathlon. Additionally, the triathlon community proved to be…

Running Increases Confidence and Motivation in Nora Zaidel

Running seems to have inspired Nora Syamsiah Binte Zaidel to not only improve her lifestyle, but also to become more confident. Lessons learned from the highs and lows in running, has enabled the Kuching-born entrepreneur to make adjustments in her…

Aimi Iwasaki: Eating Healthy is the Key to Stay Fit During Lockdown

Every athlete manages their nutrition needs differently, each with their own preference. Even SEA Games triathlon finisher Aimi Iwasaki took some time to fine tune what suits best for her. To keep up with her tenacious training routine, the Penang-based…

Marathon Finisher Captain Shaheen Adam Now Looks Towards Triathlon

29-year old Captain Shaheen Adam, has always been active in sports. While the AirAsia pilot, was mainly pursuing football when he was younger, he and his wife of three years now enjoy hiking, running and wall climbing together. Shaheen was…

Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon Goes Virtual Again in 2021

Lace up your running shoes, and head for the finish line. Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) will go virtual for the second year running, between 20 – 28 November 2021.  The premier virtual running event in Malaysia is organised…