Sunday, January 20, 2019

TwinCity Marathon 2019 - Top 15 Results

Date: 20 Jan 2019
Distance: 5km, 12km, 21km and 42km

This year the Twincity Marathon celebrates it's 5 anniversary with 10,000 runners.  The venue is back to Persiaran Flora, which was much more convenient compared to the last year's location at Magic Cyberjaya.

So access to the race site was pretty easy even though we arrived later as we joined the Half Marathon and 12km race.  The organization was good as previous years; aid stations and safety cones were sufficient with wide running lanes allocated for runners.  This is important because the routes in Putrajaya/Cyberjaya is well known for speedy cars especially at night or early morning.

The challenges this years was the new young veteran runners and the usual rolling hills of Cyberjaya/Putrajaya, sudden lights out in the middle of the race.

Also kudos to the organizer for introducing the checkpoint ticketing system at the finish line, where runners will get a printout of a preliminary results stating their timings at each checkpoint and their finishing positions before they are awarded with the finisher T and medals.   This will ensure those whom have completed their race will be rightfully rewarded, and in addition a good approach to inform potential winners to stay back.  So far, I have seen this practiced in Boston and Kyoto marathons.

In addition to the usual Open and Veteran categories, the race also include an 'Age grouper' award to all the top 3 runners in their respective age groups.

More photos here
Check result here

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