Thursday, May 16, 2019

Electrolux Home Run 2019

Time : 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Venue : Setia City Park, Setia Alam
Distance : 1km, 2km, 2.8km, 5km & 10km
Electrolux Home Run is an event that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion in our community. Children & adults with special needs and physically challenged will have the opportunity to race in a safe and controlled environment. (we will have over 200 participants who are mentally & physically challenged joining us in various distance to compete for the top 3 positions. There are 4 categories for the mentally/physically challenged – 1km Awesome Bunch in Male & Female Category & 5km Mission Possible in Male & Female category)

The marathoner without legs It all happen on a fine day in December 2011. Mohd Sharifuddin Ezham was stationary on his bike at a traffic light intersection when a 5-tonnes lorry failed to stop and rolled over his leg. Due to the severity of his injuries, both his legs had to be amputated. He was only 25 then. Fast forward to today, Sharifuddin has achieved most able-bodied men can only dream off. So far, he has completed Six Half Marathons, 3 Ultra Marathons (50 km) and 4 Full Marathons. His 4th Full Marathon happens 2 weekend ago on the 27th April 19 in a time of 04:31:28. We hope Sharifuddin’s story will inspire all of us. Currently lives in Shah Alam, Selangor, he said his involvement in the marathon burns his spirits to move forward. He is now learning to swim to prepare himself to become a triathlete. As a triathlete, he need to master 3 disciplines i.e. Swim, Bike & Run This coming July 14th, Sharifuddin and his group of friends will be competing in the 5km & 10km distance in their wheelchairs. Let us all come together this 14th July and run/cheer on Sharifuddin & his team.

For those familiar with the local triathlon scene, the mention of the name Sabki will instantly bring in the image of a one-arm triathlete. To Mohd Sabki Arrifin, having only one arm has never deterred him from competing in multisport events. Sabki, a national Paralympic athlete and a well-known triathlete lost his left arm in a road accident in 2000. In 2004, he begins his swimming lesson with the objective to compete in the Paralympic events. In the following year, he shocks everyone when he competes in the 6.5 km Kapas – Marang Swimathon. Sabki continues to compete every year since that first race in 2005 and he also embarks into other multisport event (running, cycling, triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon). “I like to challenge myself and tell the world that I can still do it,” said Sabki who is currently based in Kuala Lumpur. Sabki will be racing in the 5 km distance under the 30-39 Prime Sprinters category at the Electrolux Home Run 2019.

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