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Ris Haris Swears By Maffetone Method To Run Better

Mohd Haris Rahmat – also known as Ris Haris on Facebook – has gone from a 125kg obese Special Education teacher with no running experience to completing a 58km run in under 18 months. The 39-year Air Hitam, Johor native…

The Kona Files Part 1: “Hole In The Head”

In 1978, a group of like-minded friends and former-colleagues from the armed forces had a breakfast discussion. The question posed was: Who would be considered the fittest athlete? Was it the cyclist, open-water swimmer, or marathoner? So, they set up…

MMTF 16Km Winner Chenora is Your Inspo Runner

As we welcome 2022, perhaps we all need a new dose of inspiration to keep us active and running. Chenora Ismail capped off 2021 by winning the women’s veteran 16 km category at the Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival (MMTF). A…

ToughASIA Special: Sporting Community Leads Hulu Langat Bobcat Flood Cleanup

The sporting community in Malaysia is truly a caring group of folks we should all be proud of. In good times, this community supports one another in training and racing. But when confronted with real tough times especially with the…

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…