Together we achieve a better life!
Thousands of participants ran for a healthier, better and longer life!
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 September 2013 – Participants of the Great Eastern Live Great Run 2013 found themselves weaving though a mini labyrinth, and jumping over road obstacles formed by water barriers, in run that is like no other. Organised by Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad (Great Eastern Life), the event saw close to 4,500 participants test their endurance in a 12km individual run and a 3km team fun-filled run at Menara MATRADE here in Kuala Lumpur.
The run was flagged off by Mr Christopher Wei, Group Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Holdings Limited, Y. Bhg. Datuk Kamaruddin bin Taib and Mr Lee Kong Yip, Directors of Great Eastern Life, as well as Y. Bhg. Dato Koh Yaw Hui, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life. The 12km race route took runners past the parts of the scenic Bukit Tunku, Lebuhraya Mahameru, Jalan Kuching and Persiaran Dutamas while the 3km runners sprinted past immediate surrounding areas of Menara MATRADE, such as Jabatan Kastam and Eksis Diraja Malaysia.
The Live Great Run 2013 is the largest event under Great Eastern Life’s Live Great Programme, a unique programme that is dedicated to help Malaysians live healthier, better and longer for the ones they love.
“At Great Eastern Life, we want to inspire our customers to lead a healthy lifestyle by being both physically and mentally fit. However, like life, the run presented some unexpected twists and turns, which the participants had to overcome. We want to reinforce the message that we can overcome challenges in life if we focus our heart and mind into it,” said Dato Koh Yaw Hui, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life.
Another highlight of the run was the fun-filled 3km run, where 2 participants had to team up and wear a single oversized t-shirt to run in tandem. Lucky 3km runners also walked away with prizes under fun categories, which included the “Biggest Age Gap Team”, “Best Headgear” and “Best Dance Moves”.
All runners were treated to some light refreshments after the run. Lending excitement to the event were the presence of Capital FM’s Liang and Red FM’s Linora as well as exciting performances by Voice of Percussion, beat boxer Joniel and cheerleaders MickeyMitez.
The Live Great Run 2013 was also supported by sponsors OCBC Bank; the official bank, Brooks; the official apparel partner, GNC Livewell; the official nutrition partner, 100 Plus; the official hydration partner and Anlene; the official dairy partner. Other partners on board are Milo, Nestle Fitnesse, Eagle Brand, Perskindol, Yogood, Nin Jiom, BMS Organics, Munchy’s Oat Krunch, 2XU Compression, Rocktape, Boost Juice, Celebrity Fitness, Athlete’s Circle, BP Healthcare and Omron.
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TOP 5 RESULTS SHEET:
The list of winners based on categories is as follows:
1. Live Great Run 2013 – 12km Men's Open
1st Prize Winner: Thomas Maritim Kenya (00:37:27.92)
2nd Prize Winner: James Maregu Kenya (00:37:46.42)
3rd Prize Winner: Kimosop Collins Kipkorir Kenya (00:37:47.62)
4th Prize Winner: James Tallam Kurgat Kenya (00:39:13.96)
5th Prize Winner: Serem Keneth Kipksgei Kenya (00:39:19.36)
2. Live Great Run 2013 – 12km Men's Junior Veteran
1st Prize Winner: Jean-Pierre Lautredoux France (00:41:25.48)
2nd Prize Winner: Charles Kimingi Thaiya Kenya (00:41:56.43)
3rd Prize Winner: Mark John Williams UK (00:45:07.36)
4th Prize Winner: Lim Khon Seng Malaysia (00:47:29.21)
5th Prize Winner: Rozmi Bin Yunus Malaysia (00:50:22.62)
3. Live Great Run 2013 – 12km Men's Senior Veteran
1st Prize Winner: Khir Bin Salleh Malaysia (00:47:24.71)
2nd Prize Winner: Khor Ngee Long Malaysia (00:51:18.71)
3rd Prize Winner: Lim Kian Huat Malaysia (00:51:55.16)
4th Prize Winner: Tan Wah Sing Malaysia (00:52:54.72)
5th Prize Winner: Tan Eng Huat Malaysia (00:52:58.72)
4. Live Great Run 2013 – 12km Women's Open
1st Prize Winner: Esther Wambui Kenya (00:43:16.20)
2nd Prize Winner: Jackline Musyawa Nzivo Kenya (00:44:55.61)
3rd Prize Winner: Susan Jemutai Chepkwony Kenya (00:47:47.21)
4th Prize Winner: Noor Amelia Binti Musa Malaysia (00:48:04.71)
5th Prize Winner: Cecilia Wangui Warutumo Kenya (00:49:38.96)
5. Live Great Run 2013 – 12km Women's Junior Veteran
1st Prize Winner: Yuan Yu Fang Malaysia (00:53:15.15)
2nd Prize Winner: Rachel Pepper New Zealand (00:55:34.36)
3rd Prize Winner: Yuka Takehiro Japan (00:59:46.13)
4th Prize Winner: Lim Hooi Kheng Malaysia (01:00:01.21)
5th Prize Winner: Lorna Wong Malaysia (01:02:41.96)
6. Live Great Run 2013 – 12km Women's Senior Veteran
1st Prize Winner: Susan Khoo UK (00:54:55.40)
2nd Prize Winner: Julie Foreman UK (00:56:54.86)
3rd Prize Winner: Lian Bee Hoon Malaysia (01:02:03.88)
4th Prize Winner: Goh Kim Hong Maggie Malaysia (01:02:25.96)
5th Prize Winner: Leong Sui Lin Malaysia (01:07:04.89)
7. Live Great Run 2013 – Winners of the Biggest Age Gap
1st Prize Winner: Chiew Yoke Mui (60) & Chrisytn Chew Li Ling (25), 35 years gap
2nd Prize Winner: Lee Amoi (62) & Tang Soke Yee (30), 32 years 6 months gap
3rd Prize Winner: Navamani Krishnan (52) & Anusha Arumugam (20), 32 years 1 month gap
8. Live Great Run 2013 – Winners of the Best Head Gear:
1st Prize Winner: Wan Zarina Biwn Abd Rahman & Wan Dalina Biwn Abd Rahman
9. Live Great Run 2013 – Winners of the Best Dance Move:
1st Prize Winner: Rose & Fajar