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Sam Long and Lauren Brandon Victorious in IRONMAN VR2 Pro Challenge

  The second edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge on the virtual bike course and then in a 5150® Olympic distance race simulation continued over the consecutive weekend. In the professional category, Americans Sam Long and Lauren Brendon took…

KLCC Runners Group Ties Up With BitGym For No Passport “World Runs”

KLCC Runners Group (KLCCRG) recently inked a partnership with BitGym Virtual Running App so that you can run at over 1,700 iconic destinations. Now that the Movement Control Order (MCO) is going into its third phase, runners in Malaysia are…

Ridwan Mustafa Is Raring For The Next Marathon After MCO Ends

400km of running outdoors a month, every month. Clocking this high mileage consistently is not for anybody, really. But for Terengganu-born Ridwan Mustafa – host of Selamat Pagi Malaysia, deejay and an adidas Runners creator – this is the distance…

Run Fast and Run Far With Setia Road Runners

Let’s face it. When this Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted, we do not know if our activity routine may go back to normal immediately. There may be restrictions, perhaps, in the spirit of social distancing. There may be a…

Kelana Jaya Run Club: Newbie With Big Ambitions

ToughASIA regularly features running and triathlon clubs with the intent to share the latest happenings with our sports communities. Typically, these clubs are founded by the who’s who in the industry – coaches, performance athletes, brands – or, they have…

COVID-19 Chaos: Race Cancelled or Postponed?

*Update 17 March 2020: Malaysia’s government has announced a movement restriction order from 18 March 2020 – 31 March 2020, prohibiting all mass movements and gatherings across the country including religious, sports, social and cultural activities The sudden spike of…

5 Last-Minute Tips For Powerman Malaysia

There is a saying within the racing enthusiast community that “you should never try anything new on race day”. While this is generally true, it surely does not hurt to take on board some tips for last-minute preparations. This is…

Run Asia Kemensah Duathlon: Training and Racing Tips From Jessen Lee

Duathlon is a growing sport in Malaysia. There are more duathlon events today versus just five years ago, and the number of participants has swelled too. However, the duathlon that we typically associate with would be a road duathlon event:…

Thailand by UTMB Set for Oct 30 weekend

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) announced their latest “by UTMB” event set to take place from October 30 to November 1. Thailand by UTMB is the fifth race to be awarded with the Running Stones system following other UTMB…

Team TIME Triathlon’s Tips For Top Bike Performance at Powerman Malaysia

Bike, or bicycle. It is generally defined as a vehicle with two wheels, a frame, pedals and a handlebar. For the multisport community, it is also known as the wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend, and sometimes as a mistress too…