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Reminiscing and Looking Into the Future of Malaysia’s Running Industry with Linasbackyard

You may already be familiar with the Linasbackyard blog and Facebook page Cik Arnab & En Kura-Kura. But do you know the person behind these popular sites? ToughASIA got in touch with the humble 45-year old Marlina Ibrahim, the brains…

The Inside Scoop on Cycling, Ice Cream and Community Work

Sports has always been a social activity, and so is eating ice cream, which some might argue could even be a sport in itself. Merge both together and you would get one of Malaysia’s homegrown artisan ice cream brand owner…

Leave Your Past and Join Instagram Friendly Brand New Waves Run Club

At some point in life, anyone may be sucked into a dark period. What matters though, is how one bounces back from the episode.  Such is a life lesson. For 23-year old Adam bin Nizam, that period was in 2017….

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…

Chris Khoo and Maple Chan say I DO to Multisports for Life

Chris Khoo turned to multisports when he found it hard to have a sustainable diet and lifestyle. But little did he know that in a few years later, he would find his true love in Maple Chan, pursuing multisports alongside…

Triathlete Afiza Abdul Halin Shares Love for Cooking After Debilitating Injury

For a person who suffered panic attacks in her first triathlon, Afiza Abdul Halin has come a long way transitioning from a runner to triathlete to now mother and a cooking advisor. Known as Fiza, the Selangor-born was enjoying an…

TrailRaptorz: blazing the forest trails since 2017

Age indeed is just a number for Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, who has been paving the forest trails for the TrailRaptorz. Recently, he achieved his proudest moment since he started trail running by placing 8th in the Men’s Senior category at…

Run Through The Night with Shah Alam Running Club

In search of night crawlers around Shah Alam, friends Mohd Taariq and Mohd Haidir aka Botak banded together to form the Shah Alam Running Club (SARC) back in 2015. Not crawling per se, Taariq and Botak were keen on night…