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[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…

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)…