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ToughASIA

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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…

Run At Spartan Trail World Championship Series’s Only Stop in Asia

  From 14 to 16 October 2022, the Borneo Trail Classic makes its debut in the Spartan Trail World Championship Series (STWC). Having nine stops globally across four continents, this Sarawak event is its only stop in the whole of…

UTMB® World Series Asia-Pacific Major moved from Hong Kong to Thailand for 2022

UTMB® World Series has confirmed the first ever Asia-Pacific Major for trail running has been moved from TransLantau by UTMB® in Hong Kong. It will now take place around Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, at the newly rebranded Doi Inthanon…

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…

Ahmad Nizam: From 110kg to 71kg And Rank 51 in Malaysia Ultra Trail League

10 years can mean a lot in life if you live life to the fullest. For father-of-two Ahmad Nizam bin Yunus, his transformation is nothing short of phenomenal, from the moment he donned running shoes. The 46-year old manager in…

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…

Syamsul Found Podium Positions – And Love – At Samosir Lake Toba Ultra

You would not be able to tell that Mohd Syamsul Bahtiar Bin Abd Gapar was never into sports when he was young. The 37-year old from Tangkak, Johor has found more than his fair share of podium finishes in various…

Nur Farah Loves Going the Ultra Distance in Virtual Runs

Virtual runs mean different things to different folks. Some like it, some do not. For 28-year old Nur Farah Nabila binti Mokhtar from Petaling Jaya, she loves it so passionately that she clocked ultra long distances on virtual runs in…

Run the river, beaches and hills in Malacca with Ann Pow

Malacca is usually synonymous with tourist sites like A Famosa, St. Paul’s Church, Jonker Street, and Baba and Nyona Heritage Museum, among others. The gastronomical options are also aplenty, with peranakan food and other local delicacies beckoning you to a…

Hit 4000m Elevation Gain Through Thailand by UTMB Virtual Race

In conjunction with the first ever edition of Thailand by UTMB® this weekend, runners globally are invited to virtually complete your the distance and elevation the hilly course has to offer. Until 2nd November this weekend, take out on your…