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.
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.
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).
Kuala Lumpur, 27
September 2013 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon held a pre-race
press conference of elite runners yesterday, just two days before the Marathon,
bringing together all three elite athletes all the way from the African
countries and Malaysia to Pacific Regency. The elite athletes arrived a few
days before race day to start their
It’s been said that all it takes to be effective is to find
someone else who has achieved what you want, and do what they do. In this vein,
there are incredible insights to be gained from the success of these elite
More than 3,600 foreign nationalities from 73 different countries
will be part of the 33,000 runners participating in the Standard Chartered KL
Marathon this year. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has played a tremendous
part in Malaysia gaining a foothold in the world of sports with the continuous
achievements by international and national athletes for the past four (4) years
in the KL Marathon.
“As an iconic race in Malaysia, the
Standard Chartered KL Marathon has placed the nation on the global running map.
International and local runners have the opportunity to compete and navigate a challenging
route covering historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur. We have a
great blend of very talented athletes that have performed on grand stages
around the world. I am sure this will set for some notable competition in this
year’s Marathon,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of the Standard
Chartered KL Marathon 2013.
Liz Kamaruddin, Country Head of Corporate
Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia added, “The blend of international
experts and local talents coupled with the experience and best practices
garnered from Standard Chartered nine marathons worldwide has contributed to
the success of the KL Marathon. The values of the Marathon of perseverance,
going the distance and commitment to excellence are synonymous with our values.
We are proud to be part of this significant country event.”
When the word “challenge” was mentioned at
the press conference - there was little doubt route and conditions are about to
play a huge part in the 5th edition of the Marathon that starts
bright and early this Sunday with start of the Full Marathon at 4.30am. Athletes
took time out to speak with the media, check out what they had to say below.
“My objective for the upcoming Standard
Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon is to win first place in the race and, of
course try my best to break the previous year’s record. I have been training
consistently in Zimbabwe before I arrived in Malaysia and hopefully, the result
will be a positive one,” said Munyaradzi Jari from Zimbabwe during the press
Viola Chepleting Bor from Kenya added
that, “The environment condition in Malaysia is generally good for running, so this
may help to achieve my personal best at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon
In a world of constant change, the fundamentals are more vital than
ever. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon will continue to grow the sport’s
culture in Malaysia making it an important part in nation building. With the
theme, “Run for a Reason”, this year’s Marathon comprises of 19 categories;
provides participation opportunities for all walks of life to run with
different and unique reasons.
“With 33,000 enthusiasts running the Marathon,
every one of them has a victorious story. One of the more rewarding aspects of organising
the Marathon was putting our arms around the remarkable accomplishments of some
of these runners – from raising funds for charity, remembering lost loved ones,
losing significant amounts of weight to attempting to set a world record,”
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 is 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.
The Marathon will start and end at one of Malaysia’s most
historical sites in the city, Dataran Merdeka on 29 September 2013.
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is an international campaign that occurs every 25th November around the world, supporting 16 days of activism, where MEN speak out to end violence against women. By participating in this event and wearing the white ribbon, is a personal pledge not to remain silent about violence against women and girls. The WRC believe that men can and must be part of the solution to bring about change. AWAM launched the first WRC in 2003. (WRC Malaysia AWAM)
Date: 8 Dec 2013
Venue: Padang Merbuk KL
Distance: 3km walk and 7km run
Registration fees: RM35
Contact: 03-7877 4221
Closing date: 24 Nov 2013
Malaysia, September 27th 2013 – A new range of
Nike apparel products assist the body’s natural ability to regulate temperature
when running in a variety of conditions. The innovations are informed by Nike’s
"Nature Amplified" design ethos — an approach focused on the body
in motion and fueled by scientific data and athlete insights — to keep runners
comfortable, protected and focused on performing at their best.
and engineers worked with scientists in the world-class Nike Sport Research Lab
(NSRL), and with members of Nike’s Advanced Innovation Team, to gain valuable
information about how the body behaves in motion and responds to materials of
varying weight, composition and thermal properties.
Dri-FIT technology is proven to keep athletes dry and comfortable by moving
sweat away from the skin to a garment’s outer layer. Now, Dri-FIT expands into
new fabrications and apparel designs to serve performance, fit and comfort
needs in a variety of conditions.
“Nike designers focus on solving problems to enhance athlete
performance. We know that athletes want to maintain an ideal body temperature.
They want quick-drying apparel and they want their clothing to move with them,”
says VP of Design John Hoke. “Dri-FIT Knit, Dri-FIT Touch and Dri-FIT Wool
answer these needs.”
Knit is an
ultra-soft, lightweight fabric incorporating visibly different knit patterns to
provide stretch and optimal cooling benefits. An open texture on the sides of
garments promotes breathability in key sweat zones, and seamless construction
ensures a smooth fit free of distraction.
LRT services to start earlier for the very first time for the Marathon
Kuala Lumpur, 24 September 2013 – Forty-eight roads in the capital will be closed in phases from 4:00am until 11:30am this Sunday, 29 September 2013 to make way for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013. The Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police and Standard Chartered KL Marathon organisers highly recommend the public to use alternative routes or public transportation during these hours to access the city centre.
Jalan Parlimen, which is the main road in preparation for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon as well as the 10KM and 5KM categories, will be closed earlier starting from 1:00am onwards.The affected roads will include:
Alternative routes to city centre
Vehicles travelling from Kajang to the city centre may use Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan Kuching and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Vehicles from Seremban Highway may opt to travel through Jalan Tun Razak, Sungai Besi roundabout and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Vehicles from Setapak may access the city centre via Jalan Tun Razak. Vehicles from Kepong will have an option to use Jalan Kuching and Jalan Sultan Ismail as alternative routes.
300 traffic policemen and 100 Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers from enforcement department will be deployed to control the traffic. The road closure details are also available in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s official website, www.kl-marathon.com
Public transportation – available option
Dirigo Events with the collaboration of DBKL and Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad are pleased to announce that the MyRapid LRT trains will be operational for Standard Chartered KL Marathon Runners.
In anticipation of the large number of participants who would be flagged off from 4.30am at Dataran Merdeka, the LRT services would begin at 3.00am that day for participants, volunteers, and supporters to travel by train to the Masjid Jamek station, which is the nearest point to the race venue.
Two major lines, namely the Ampang line and the Kelana Jaya line will be operational from 3.00am and trains will run at every 15-minute interval. All LRT stations along these two lines will be open from 2.45am to allow time for passengers to purchase their tokens. The organisers recommend that all runners use the MyRapid cards to avoid long queues and facilitate easier access to the public transportation services. Please locate the station closest to your area and plan your journey ahead of time. To keep updated, please check www.kl-marathon.com regularly.
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. Details here
Monster Dash Charity Run themed around the Halloween Celebration which is around the corner. It will be a fun-filled run with characters of zombies and monsters to “scare” the participants while on the run. It is a 5km run distance around the city centre starting and ending at Le’ Park (behind Civic Centre).
Date: 26 Oct 2013
Venue: Le’ Park (Behind Civic Centre) Kuching Sarawak
Registration fees: RM35
Medal: Top 10 winners
Closing date: 14 Oct 2013
The organizer would like to clear the (very tiny) warehouse to make way for the big order of T-shirts for this year's run. They are putting out the older Terry Fox Run T-shirts out for sale, clearing them for a minimum donation of RM5/each.
Date : Saturday 28 September 2013 Time : 10.00am to 4.00pm Venue: Stella Maris Secondary School Hall, Jalan Robertson, Off Jalan Pudu KL