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Noorsyahidda “Nell” Wati Relishes Running at Beirut Marathon

While most of us have to make do with running in virtual events, 41-year old army Major Noorsyahidda Wati Bt Abdullah Sani, affectionately known as “Nell”, had the unique experience of running in the Beirut Marathon. Trigger happy (pun intended)…

Ahmad Shamin Runs To Recover After Hit-and-Run Coma Tragedy

Every runner has his own story to tell. For Ahmad Shamin bin Ahmad Najib, his running journey started from a tragedy. The 35-year old from Kuala Lumpur, a technical executive at MRT Rapid Rail, shares his inspirational story with ToughASIA….

Safiah Galgo Ran 42km With 1000m Elevation Gain But Did Not Complete the KLSCM Virtual Marathon

When is a run not counted as a marathon? Avid runner Safiah Galgo had previously completed a few marathons, but she made a crucial mistake and failed to complete the marathon in the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon Virtual Race…

Kristy Chai Appreciates Friend For Pacing Her In A Triathlon Race

When you mention to your friends that you are taking up running or racing in a triathlon event, you would likely get all kinds of reactions. Some may support you while others may tell you how a slippery path the…

Experienced Runner Tan Ghee Beng Completed 500km In One Month

I don’t need a reason to run and I don’t need a race to train. Running is like eating and drinking – I do it no matter how, because it is part of my life. Over the last 20 years,…

Vicky Phan Started Running To Overcome Childhood Bullying

Phan Hui Fong, better known as Vicky, had been a victim of bullying in her childhood. One day, she decided take her life by the reigns and started running. The 38-year old home baker and direct sales agent hailing from…

IRONMAN Finisher Miyoki Khoo Maintains Workouts As Part Of Daily Life

Freelance accountant Miyoki Khoo from Ipoh, Perak used to be someone who did not enjoy sticky, sweaty, outdoor activities. However, she believes that anything is possible when you are willing to take a step forward and try until you find…

Accountant Iris Yeoh Looks forward to Running Pacer Duties Again When Races Resume

A self-confessed “interesting yet boring” accountant, Iris Yeoh Ching Ya usually runs with team Speediators for weekend training and Long Slow Distance (LSD) runs. The Speediator captain has come full circle in the running community by leading marathon races as…

Chan Jhan Yong Prioritises Family and Friends Over Triathlon

Tax consultant Chan Jhan Yong had a target to race at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Always prioritising family and friends over triathlon, he took to completing his training in the carpark before work! As the saying goes, it takes…

Langkawi Runners Welcomes You to Running On The Beautiful Island

Get yourself running on a beautiful, mythical island called Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands. Langkawi local Shahrizan Saad highly recommends that you pack your running shoes, now that restrictions have been lifted. The islander, Shah might have only taken…