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Inside Ultra Distance Runner Shazwan Shawal’s Training for the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2024

As the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge draws near, Shazwan Shawal stands out as a formidable contender, captivating the running community with his rigorous training and unyielding determination. Known for his disciplined approach, Shazwan’s preparations for the half marathon reflect…

Angga Sangputra Leads Runner Tanpa Sempadan to New Heights Ahead of the IJM Duo Highway Challenge

In a world where sports often emphasise competition, Angga Sangputra bin Mhd Safe’i, the captain of Runner Tanpa Sempadan (RTS), champions a different approach. With a mission encapsulated by the phrase, “wherever you go, greet and befriend anyone,” RTS has…

Conquering SCORE Marathon 2024: Insights from Ultra Marathon Maven, Chai Yee Ling

As the countdown to the SCORE Marathon 2024 gains momentum, athletes across the spectrum brace themselves for the ultimate test of endurance. Amidst this fervour, ToughASIA had the privilege of delving into the realm of Chai Yee Ling, Malaysia’s revered…

Former Champion’s Roadmap: Jack Oh’s Guide to Conquering the Merapoh Rainforest Trail 2024

With anticipation mounting for the upcoming Merapoh Rainforest Trail 2024, seasoned ultra-distance trail runner and former champion Oh Jin Heng, Jack, from Team KAILAS Malaysia generously shares his invaluable insights and tips for those gearing up to take on this…

Tips for First-Time Half Marathon Runners: Insights from Fitness Enthusiast Syazwan Haziq

Navigating the intricacies of preparing for a debut half marathon can be daunting, especially with events like the SCORE Marathon presented by AIA Vitality looming. To provide guidance to those new to the distance running scene, ToughASIA reached out to…

[ToughASIA Exclusive] Leo Tan’s Marathon Triumph: A Record-Breaking Journey to Glory

In an exclusive interview with ToughASIA, we explored the extraordinary journey of Malaysian running sensation Tan Huong Leong (Leo), as he shared the untold story behind his historic achievement at the Fukuoka International Marathon 2023. Breaking Malaysia’s national marathon record…

Kailas Malaysia x Wind Runners Hiking Clinic Takes Bukit Lagong by Storm, Prepping Enthusiasts for Bukit Lagong Challenge 2024

Kailas Malaysia and Wind Runners orchestrated an invigorating hiking clinic at Bukit Lagong, setting the stage for the much-anticipated Bukit Lagong Challenge 2024. The event, held on 13 November 2023, not only prepared participants for the upcoming challenge but also…

ANTA Malaysia Strengthens Community Wellness through the ANTA Running Team

ANTA Malaysia remains steadfast in its support for the ANTA Running Team, a vibrant community initiative that empowers individuals of all fitness backgrounds to lead healthier lives through the joy of running. Under the guidance of dedicated head coach Leow…

Kelana Jaya Running Club Members Improves Timing at Langkawi International Half Marathon

With a mission to set his personal best Half Marathon time, Syed Shahzli took the Kelana Jaya Runners Club  (KJRC) on a running vacation to the inaugural Langkawi International Half Marathon (LIHM) recently. As an idea materialised into an official…

MMTF Race Director Ewegene Tan Faced The Dark Side At Tor des Geants

The Malaysian Mountain Trail Festival is synonymous with Ewegene Tan, a trail runner himself who founded the race in his hometown of Taiping, Perak. A runner since his teenage days, Ewegene always seeks to improve himself, and therein be able…