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ToughASIA

Just when you think you're tough enough

Wedding bells toll for running couple Tasha Jacky and Safwan Ghafar

Just when Fatin Atasha – popularly known as Tasha Jacky – was feeling unlucky in love, the universe decided to bring running into her life where she met her future husband. “Back in 2015 after a dreaded heartbreak, I always…

Plant-based diet fuels Amer Hamzah Arshad to personal bests in running and triathlon

More professional athletes are turning to plant-based diets to fuel their podium-winning ways. With the significant decrease in cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease risk, triathlon professionals such as Patrick Lange and Jan Frodeno experience an increase in their athletic…

A Gutsy Journey From 100kg To 60kg For Dr. Nizam

You would likely have seen lots of advertisement posts on weight loss programmes using some magical diet formula, and resulting in the famous “before” and “after” shots. After a while, you do take them with a pinch of salt as…

Running Trinity : Karen Siah, Father and Husband Tightens Family Bond

‘It runs in the family’ must be a synonymous phrase with Karen Siah’s family as everybody runs! Over the years, fitness coach Karen has transitioned from running to triathlon as well, stemming from her brother’s influence. Her father, Siah Yang…

Cyclist Jerry Chow Cross Trains with Running to Improve Athletic Performance

If you’re seeking to improve yourself after delving in one sport like cycling, you could consider taking up another sport like running. Cross training enables you to spice up your workout and utilise different muscle groups to achieve a higher…

“Love, the ultimate solution to running” – Nathaniel Keshan Rajah

Nathaniel Keshan Rajah might sound like a hopeless romantic, a little cliche it may be, but he believes in having “love and passion for running. After that, everything will fall into place”. Popularly known as Keshan, the lad can be…

Saddam Pittli: Unearthing an Obstacle Course Racing Champion

If your mum ever told you that you’d never be a champion of playing in the mud and jumping over obstacles, you can tell her she was dead wrong now. Just in Spartan Races all over the globe now, 1.3…

Pacer Chai Yee Kuan unveils secret to running faster

Too often we hear stories of runners first taking up the sport for fun, either to socialise or support friends and family. They progress from a 5km fun run, to 10km, a 21km half-marathon, before achieving the full marathon, 42km….

Towerrunning: Soh Wai Ching Towers Them All

Do you remember the last time you voluntarily skipped the lift and walked up the stairs to get to your apartment or office building high rise floor? Perhaps a long time ago, or not at all. Would you be up…

Gan Heng Chye “Beats Yesterday”, Finished 6th And Achieved A Personal Best!

Beat yesterday! As cliche as it may sound, Gan Heng Chye inspires and motivates himself to constantly improve himself in running. “Running keeps my weight in check, and I’ve been running seriously since 2013 after my maiden half marathon” Six…