Monday, September 30, 2013

Press Release : SCKLM 2013 Official Release

KENNEDY KIPROO LILAN AND ROSE CHEKURUI KOSGEI WIN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2013 TITLES

Kuala Lumpur, 29 September 2013 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon crowned this year’s champions Kennedy Kiproo Lilan of Kenya and Rose Chekurui Kosgei from Kenya, who won the Men’s and Women’s Full Marathon with respective times of 02:19:01 and 02:41:05.
Kennedy Kiproo Lilan emerged as the champion at this year’s
Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Rose Chekurui Kosgei coming up top in the Women’s Full Marathon Open Category
The Men’s Full Marathon first runner-up medal with a time of 02:19:35 went to Chelimo Luka Kipkemoi of Kenya just ahead of Kosgei Robert Kilagat from Kenya (02:19:50). Viola Chepleting Bor from Kenya was the second to cross the line in the Women’s Full Marathon with a time of 02:41:26, while Rose Kerubo Nyangacha from Kenya finished third (02:42:31).
Malaysian Full Marathoners were not far behind with Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor earning the Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s Title and Yuan Yu Fang taking the Malaysian Women’s category with a time of 02:41:55 and 03:37:16 respectively.
Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor clinched the title of full Marathon Malaysian Men’s Winner this year 
Yuan Yu Fang, the winner of the Marathon Malaysia Women category is flanked by Loh Chooi Fern, the first-runner up on her left and Choong Swee Ying, second-runner up on her right
As the prize package offered for Standard Chartered KL Marathon remains the highest amongst all marathons in Malaysia, this year’s marathon prize package was increased to a total of USD112, 000.
Some 33,000 runners took off from the starting lines in Dataran Merdeka and Jalan Parlimen throughout race day, solidifying the Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s position as the largest marathon event in Malaysia.  Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Hj. Talib, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur started off Race Day with a blast by firing the first gun to signal the start of the Full Marathon category.
Other dignitaries present at the marathon were Y.B Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd. Sheriff Mohd. Kassim, Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia; Osman Morad, Managing Director & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Dato Zainal Abidin bin Haji Ahmad president of the Malaysian Athletic Federation (MAF) and Chua Seck Guan, CEO of MSIG Insurance.
Osman Morad, Managing Director & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia said, “We are proud to be the title sponsor of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon for the fifth year.  Seeing an increase of more than 17 percent runners gather together to ‘run for a reason’ this year inspires us all to do better and greater things.  I’m so pleased to see the Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s tremendous growth this year, and we hope the runners and spectators alike spread the ‘marathon spirit’ throughout Malaysia and the world.”
Rainer Biemans, Project Director, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 said, “The success of today’s event truly cements the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as one of Malaysia’s premiere sporting events.  On behalf of the organisers, I’d like to thank everyone for their dedicated support and commitment that went into making this day a great success. I would also like to extend congratulations to all of the 33,000 local and foreign runners that ran for a reason today!”
S. Vegiyathuman, General Secretary of the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association said, “In the five years that The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been here, so much growth has taken place and the community is now closer than ever before, thanks to this iconic running event, positive terms of participation and event organisation. But what is interesting to see is how the running feedback from the running community demonstrates the significance of the Standard Chartered KL marathon to them, with some even stating that the highlight of the marathon is to see the city of Kuala Lumpur with the company of family and friends. We hope and wish for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon to continue growing, and we are proud with the success gained thus far.”
Berbard Mwendia Muthoni, Kenya took home the men’s Honda Half Marathon title, clocking 01:07:26 while Ann Mukuhi Njihia, Kenya won the women’s category of the half marathon at 01:17:04.
The only relay race in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, the MSIG Ekiden category saw the winner, Ekiden – New Balance take home the first prize for being the fastest to team to complete the 21km distance.
Ahmad Luth Bin Hamizan took home the winning title of the 10km Speed Category at 00:32:21 while Yuan Yu Fang won the female 10km Speed Category with the time of 00:42:39.04.
The Ministries Challenge category saw Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia emerge as the winner with a time of 03:28:06. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) came in a close second with the time of 03:30:12 and the Economic Planning Unit came in third with a timing of 03:31:31.
In the Corporate Challenge category, in which organisations in Malaysia ran for charity, Telekom Malaysia Berhad took the winning title with a speed of 02:34:14, followed by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Sdn at 03:18:08 and GENTING MALAYSIA BERHAD at 03:24:25.
The Universities Challenge category saw more than 10 universities put on their running gear in friendly competition. The winners, Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman KL were the fastest in reaching the finishing line, demonstrating their strong ability to work together as a team to achieve their goals.
In addition to the title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Gold sponsors include MSIG and Honda. Official partners are Seiko, MYLAPS, New Balance, NTV7, 100 Plus and Li TV. The event is co-organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 is sanctioned and supported by the relevant international and local sporting authorities- Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF), Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA), International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), Association of International Marathons, Distance Races (AIMS), and National Fitness Council (NFC)
[L-R] Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Champion of Men Full Marathon this year, Kosgei Robert Kilagat, 2nd Runner Up of the Marathon,  Rainer Biemans, Project Director, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013, with the top three winners from the Malaysian Men Full Marathon. 

Winners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013
Full Marathon Men’s Open
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Kennedy Kiproo Lilan
Kenya
02:19:01
2nd
Chelimo Luka Kipkemoi
Kenya
02:19:35
3rd
Kosgei Robert Kilagat
Kenya
02:19:50
Full Marathon Women’s Open
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Rose Chekurui Kosgei
Kenya
02:41:05
2nd
Viola Chepleting Bor
Kenya
02:41:26
3rd
Rose Kerubo Nyangacha
Kenya
02:42:31
Full Marathon Malaysian Men
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor
Malaysia
02:41:55
2nd
Shaharudin Bin Hashim
Malaysia
02:45:28
3rd
Lim Kien Mau
Malaysia
02:47:53
Full Marathon Malaysian Women
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Yuan Yu Fang
Malaysia
03:37:16
2nd
Loh Chooi Fern
Malaysia
03:37:34
3rd
Choong Swee Ying
Malaysia
03:38:43

Full Marathon Veteran Men
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Charles Kimingi Thaiya
Kenya
02:42:42
2nd
Philip Chichir Lagat
Kenya
02:51:59
3rd
Luc Bodart
Australia
02:52:54
Full Marathon Veteran Women
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Chothit Kan-Uam
Thailand
03:23:17
2nd
Julie Foreman
United Kingdom
03:26:35
3rd
Jane Kanizay
Australia
03:36:07
Honda Half Marathon Men Open
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Berbard Mwendia Muthoni
Kenya
01:07:26
2nd
Peter Keter
Kenya
01:07:45
3rd
James Munyi Maregu
Kenya
01:08:18

Honda Half Marathon Women Open
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Ann Mukuhi Njihia
Kenya
01:17:04
2nd
Jackline Musyawa Nzivo
Kenya
01:19:03
3rd
Viola Jelagat
Kenya
01:19:27
Honda Half Marathon Men Veteran
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Baskaran Kuppusamy
Malaysia
01:21:23
2nd
Khir Bin Salleh
Malaysia
01:24:30
3rd
Fung Sze Yuen Michael
Hong Kong
01:29:31
Honda Half Marathon Women Veteran
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Emer
United Kingdom
01:38:17
2nd
Rachel Ellen Pepper
New Zealand
01:41:37
3rd
Lee Khum Chiew
Malaysia
01:48:15
MSIG Ekiden
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Ekiden – New Balance
Malaysia
01:00:30
2nd
Skechers Malaysia
Malaysia
01:01:26
3rd
Pacemakers Malaysia
Malaysia
01:11:20

10km Speed Men Open
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Kawarai Tsukasa
Japan
00:34:00
2nd
Koech Walter Kiptanui
Kenya
00:34:36
3rd
Simion Kipkorir Ruto
Kenya
00:35:27
10km Speed Women Open
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Carolyne Chepkwony
Kenya
00:39:33
2nd
Lim Hooi Kheng
Malaysia
00:49:19
3rd
Michelle Anne C. Tibagacay
Philippines
00:49:58
10km Speed Men Veteran
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Lim Khon Seng; Casey
Malaysia
00:41:04
2nd
Ramakrishnan Manikam
Malaysia
00:41:55
3rd
Ong Chin
Malaysia
00:42:28
10km Speed Women Veteran
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Chong Ah Tin
Malaysia
00:50:59
2nd
Lai Yook Ching
Malaysia
00:53:25
3rd
Tsukagoshi Akiko
Japan
00:56:03

Corporate Challenge
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Malaysia
02:34:14
2nd
PETRONAS Chemicals Group Sdn
Malaysia
03:18:08
3rd
GENTING MALAYSIA BERHAD
Malaysia
03:24:25
Ministries Challenge
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
JABATAN IMIGRESEN MALAYSIA
Malaysia
03:28:06
2nd
BNM
Malaysia
03:30:12
3rd
Economic Planning Unit
Malaysia
03:31:31
Universities Challenge
Position
Name
Country
Time
1st
Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman KL
Malaysia
02:12:41
2nd
Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
02:30:49
3rd
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS
Malaysia
02:53:45




Thursday, September 26, 2013

SCKLM 2013 : Record Breaking Race

This is the last update for SCKLM 2013 from me. Next will be the race report. If you are racing this weekend in this race, see you and do race safe. If you bump into me and my wife, do say hello! 

Remember not to overhydrate or under-hydrate. Keep to about 600ml/hour and go easy on the banana and sport gel if you are doing the full marathon. 

Always adhere to the traffic rules and give way to aggressive road users. Stay safe and be friendly to everyone.

Remember to say THANK YOU to the people manning the water stations. They are there to help serve you drinks and owe you nothing.

And lastly Good Luck!

ps - and do not cheat ;-)
Below is the press released from the June race ;) Still relevant!

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Record-Breaking Race!
Standard Chartered KL Marathon makes way into the Malaysian Book of Records

Kuala Lumpur, 22 June 2013 – Back for the fifth year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM), Malaysia’s most anticipated running event will welcome more than 33,000 runners on 30 June at Dataran Merdeka. This represents a 144 per cent growth since its first year in 2009 (at 13,500 runners). Following the overwhelming response, the Marathon made history this year by racing into the Malaysia Book of Records as the largest participation in a marathon in the country. The last record was achieved in 2011 with 27,500 runners by a marathon in Penang.
More than 27,000 participants took part in the race last year. This year, the Marathon will see more than 33,000 participants from all around the world.
With the theme, “Run for a Reason”, the Marathon will start and end at one of Malaysia’s most historical sites, Dataran Merdeka. This year’s Marathon comprises of 19 categories; provides participation opportunities for all walks of life to run with different and unique reasons. On the whole, the Marathon attracts some 3,600 foreign runners from 73 nationalities to the event.

Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events who own and manage the Standard Chartered KL Marathon said, “This year marks a historic milestone for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as it enters the Malaysia Book of Records while celebrating its fifth-year running. The Marathon has grown from strength to strength over the years. The organisers will be teaming up with various authorities to provide the best possible service to participants and the public during the nation's largest marathon.”

“We are proud and glad to see that Standard Chartered KL Marathon created a new record for the largest participation in a marathon in the Human Achievement category. This only goes to show that the Marathon has evolved to be more than just a running event – it’s a nation-building engagement, which cultivates the sporting culture and continues to attract runners from across Malaysia and worldwide, in line with our brand’s promise to be Here for Good,” said Liz Kamaruddin, Country Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad.

In conjunction with the Marathon, the organisers launched various activities prior to the event for the benefit of the runners who have registered to take part in the race as well as for the running community. Pre-event activities such as the training circuit where Mark Williams, the official coach of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 will train and share running tips through a series of running workshops and a series of fun runs were organised as the precursor to the Standard Chartered KL Marathon such as the Standard Chartered Last Dash To Run and Standard Chartered Fun Run
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with the event owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd, and co-organiser, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) with strong support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports; and gold sponsors MSIG and Honda.  
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