Sunday, October 20, 2013

BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2013 - Top 20 Results


The BSN PNM 2013 was graced by fantastic weather this year. For the last few years, it has been a know fact that running around Putrajaya in the evening means heat and humidity. So for this year, most of the runners happily welcomed the mild drizzle at the beginning of the race (especially the marathoners).

The route is similar as previous year, consiting of long stretch of quiet highways with lots of rolling hills although it Some of the roads are not as lonely as previous years, with heavier traffic and there was even some kind of car club (if not mistaken, it's Proton Saga) congregating a long the roadside.

The BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon has always been one of the favorite among the runners in Malaysia and is considered one of the top quality event in Malaysia. The entry fees charged are not over-exorbitant therefore is affordable by the mass, no shortage of running mementos and achievable prizes. And more importantly support was fantastic, with plenty of aid stations along the way (almost one every 3km).

With the KOTR 2013 happening the next morning, some of the crowd left quite early. However, it is also true that there were more guests from the neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and even Hong Kong that joined in the race for the same reason.

Overall, it was a great event and will definitely look forward to BSN PNM 2014!


More photos here


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 Full marathon starting line 
10km men open
 10km women open
 10km boy junior
 10km girls junior
 21km women open
 21km men senior veteran
 21km men junior veteran
 21km women veteran
 21km men open
 42km men open
 42km women open
 42km men junior veteran
 42km men senior veteran
 42km women veteran
  42km men open
  42km men junior veteran
  21km men open
  42km women open
  21km women veteran
  21km men junior veteran
 21km women open
 10km boys
 10km women open
 10km girls
 10km men open
 42km men senior veteran
 42km women veteran
 Nice medal
Awesome trophy

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

PUTRAJAYA, 19 October – It was a night of pure adrenaline rush as 12,000 marathon enthusiasts gave their best to complete the BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon within regulation time, here today.

Participants from all over the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and Malaysia demonstrated true sportsmanship qualities as they held nothing back in their bid to win their share of the RM70,000 prize money as well as the RM5,000 reward for breaking last year’s National Malaysian Marathon Record previously set by local runner, Lili Suhairi Md. Yang Ghazali who finished the race with a record time of 2 hours 57 minutes.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of Bank Simpanan Nasional, Tan Sri Abu Bakar Haji Abdullah said that he was overwhelmed by the number of participants and their high spirits throughout the event.
“BSN is proud to be part of this major event since 2011, as the spirit shown by marathon runners truly reflects the spirit and competitive passion of the organisation. It’s truly a remarkable sight to see the sea of participants here today.

I am also grateful for the show of support and enthusiasm demonstrated by all the participants, especially our Malaysian runners. Their presence and passion truly embodies the “Malaysia Boleh” spirit and I truly salute them all for giving their all for the marathon”, said Tan Sri Abu Bakar Haji Abdullah.

Since its initiation in 2010, the humble marathon enjoyed a huge following of over 10,000 participants from Malaysia, Africa, Europe and other Asian countries. BSN has been the title sponsor and major supporter of the marathon for three consecutive years, since 2011.

BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon will also be donating proceeds from the Corporate Run Category to Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) as part of BSN’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort in contributing back to the community.

It was a night of celebrations as families and friends from surrounding communities of Putrajaya and the Klang Valley were present on site to cheer and give moral support to all the participants. Supporters were also entertained by the various pocket entertainments provided by the event organiser, 21st Century Sports (M) Sdn Bhd.

Race Director, Nithiaseelan Vegayathunam acknowledged that the marathon was more than just about the participants.
“When we set out to organise the BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon, we truly wanted to create the most conducive environment for the runners and their supporters as we aimed to keep high moral amongst both parties”, he commented when asked about the carnival like environment.

The 42km marathon was flagged of by the YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury at 8 pm and followed by the half Marathon by BSN’s Chairman Ybhg Tan Sri Abu Bakar Abdullah at 8.20 pm, while the 10km and 5km run were flagged off by YBhg. Tan Sri Dao’ Seri (Dr.) Aseh Hj Che Mat, President of Perbadanan Putrajaya and Ybhg. Datuk Adinan Maning, CEO of BSN respectively.

5 comments:

  1. can i have full result link please?

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    1. The organizer have not release the official results

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  2. There are few Kenyan runners running as Malaysian??! Is that an error or they were offered citizenship?

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    1. These Kenyan are not Malaysia citizen

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