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Khairul Munir Went From Near Obese To A 3h 43m Marathon In First Attempt

  Everyone needs a wake-up call once in a while. For father-of-four Khairul Munir Bin Md Hanif from Kuala Lumpur, put on his running shoes, once he found realised was inching towards obesity. The 37-year old did not like running,…

Bernard Hor Completed First Triathlon Race Last Year, Raring For More

True blue Penang “kia” Bernard Hor completed his first triathlon event before the pandemic started. The 38-year old father of two boys, who runs a technology company, is grateful that his wife went out of her way to understand and…

Azrul Osman Rani Hopes To Return To Running Marathons Soon

Sometimes all it takes is a gadget to spark our interest. For Azrul Osman Rani, all it took was a watch to ignite his running spirit and set his feet pacing to the finish line of a marathon. Initially, the…

Safa Learnt Swimming In 4 Months To Complete IRONMAN Langkawi

Safa Marwah’s first “taste” of triathlon was in Langkawi, cheering her brother to complete the IRONMAN race. Since then, she turned from a spectator to a very passionate athlete. The Penang-born civil servant based in Putrajaya met the Chap Ayam…

Late Starter Kah Yi Makes Up For Lost Time With Podium Wins

Although she was a late starter to the triathlon and trail running parties, Chua Kah Yi, has certainly found her own way to become a competitive, podium-winning athlete. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, the mother of three daughters juggles…

Yvonne Lady Diana Explores Putrajaya Island in District Race

The Borneo island might have been the birth place of Kuching-nite Yvonne Lady Diana John Brian Anthony who was raised in Bintulu. However, running shoes got the better of her hence she got ‘corrupted’ and addicted to the running scene…

Mother of 4 “Honeybee” Hani Aims To Qualify For Boston Marathon

Having flown all the way from Qatar back to Malaysia and chosen Challenge Putri Iskandar for her maiden triathlon, Hani Ahmad Kamal is indeed the “honeybee” that craves for adventure. Born in Kuala Lumpur but raised in Johor Bahru, this…

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Youngest Malaysian Female IRONMAN Finisher Ruth Ting – Where Army Medical Doctor Meets Triathlon

In 2016, Ruth Ting Xian Xian became the youngest Malaysian finisher of IRONMAN Malaysia in Langkawi. Five years later, the Sepang-raised Ruth has once again showed tenacity in excelling academically too. Turning 25 years old in this year, the new medical…

5-time World Masters Swimming Champion Cindy Ong Inspires Family Streak

Coming from a family of swimmers, it was only natural that 37-year old Cindy Ong, a mother of 3 children, took up swimming when she was five years old. Born and raised in Ipoh, the family genes definitely powered Cindy…

Diana Hazari on Being A Mother, Lawyer and 3-time IRONMAN Finisher

A mother of three, a lawyer, a very charismatic athlete who is dedicated to triathlon with three IRONMAN finishes. Diana Hazari is your mum ‘extra-TRIordinaire’. This 42 year-old mother of 2 boys and a girl has been married since 2003,…