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IRONMAN Finisher Miyoki Khoo Maintains Workouts As Part Of Daily Life

Freelance accountant Miyoki Khoo from Ipoh, Perak used to be someone who did not enjoy sticky, sweaty, outdoor activities. However, she believes that anything is possible when you are willing to take a step forward and try until you find…

Accountant Iris Yeoh Looks forward to Running Pacer Duties Again When Races Resume

A self-confessed “interesting yet boring” accountant, Iris Yeoh Ching Ya usually runs with team Speediators for weekend training and Long Slow Distance (LSD) runs. The Speediator captain has come full circle in the running community by leading marathon races as…

Chan Jhan Yong Prioritises Family and Friends Over Triathlon

Tax consultant Chan Jhan Yong had a target to race at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Always prioritising family and friends over triathlon, he took to completing his training in the carpark before work! As the saying goes, it takes…

Langkawi Runners Welcomes You to Running On The Beautiful Island

Get yourself running on a beautiful, mythical island called Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands. Langkawi local Shahrizan Saad highly recommends that you pack your running shoes, now that restrictions have been lifted. The islander, Shah might have only taken…

Project #sub9by39 Keeps Kevin Teh In Laser Focus

Kevin Teh Kuok Yuen – an engineer by profession in Kuala Lumpur in the day, “moonlights” as a wannabe pro triathlete in the night. The 34 year-old born and raised in Subang Jaya, draws “inspiration” and jokes with his wife…

Surgeon Nik Qisti Fathi Focuses On Marginal Gains In Swim, Bike, Run

As a general and colorectal surgeon, and also a medical lecturer, Nik Qisti Fathi Bin Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi indeed wears many hats. Hence, it is no surprise that he chose to pursue triathlon – a ‘busy’ sport requiring three disciplines…

Recovered From COVID-19, Wan Noorasni Is Thankful She Started Running

With the pandemic looming around us, it helps to keep our body healthy and immunity system at its best. Wan Noorasni “Asnie” Mohd Noor recently contracted COVID-19 can attest to that, and is grateful that she started running. “Long before…

Chai Yee Kuan: From Disliking Outdoor Exercises to Finishing Marathons

There are many motivational stories on how one began their journey in running, but 30-year-old Chai Yee Kuan took it to the next level when she pursued running as a lifelong hobby. The ten-time marathon finisher shared with ToughASIA her…

TriPutra Coach Abu Amar Grooms The Next Generation of Triathletes

Inspired by key local triathlon ‘legends’, Abu Amar Bin Darus – a veteran athlete himself now looks towards inspiring the young ones. The Royal Malaysian Navy officer from Pulau Pinang has joined the Putrajaya Triathlon society (TriPutra) as head coach…

10 Year-Old Son Inspires Eugene Teoh Into Triathlon

Most of the time, parents play a role in influencing their children into sports. However for Eugene Teoh, the roles were reversed with his 10 year-old son who had started participating in triathlon. Additionally, the triathlon community proved to be…