Race terbesar dan paling prestij di Malaysia, SCKLM yang ke 9, telah pun tamat last week. So saya ingat, saya nak buat recaps pasal race ni secara umum.
Hampir 36,000 runners telah masuk dalam race ini, berikut adalah pecahan runners mengikut kategori. Take note that jumlah ini adalah male + female dan tak termasuk kategori kid dash bagai tu. Data ini diambil dari page result SCKLM untuk 2017.
FM – 6650 runners
HM – 8551 runners
10K – 12,195 runners
Jumlah Peserta Luar Negara
1700 dari 52 negara, 75 kewagenegaraan
Pemenang, Podium Ikut Kategori OPEN
FM, MEN, OPEN – COSMAS MATOLO MUTETI, Kenya, 2:18:42
FM, WOMEN, OPEN – ELIZABETH CHEPKANAN RUMOKOL, Kenya, 2:36:13
HM, MEN, OPEN – JOHN MUIRURI MBURU, Kenya, 1:07:13
HM, WOMEN, OPEN – SHIEYS CHEPKOSGEI, Kenya, 1:21:45
10K, SPEED, MEN, OPEN – ENOCK KIPCHIRCHIR KIGEN, Kenya, 0:33:19
10K, SPEED, WOMEN, OPEN – DANIELLE NANT, New Zealand, 0:40:24
Pemenang, Podium Ikut Kategori MALAYSIA
FM, MEN, -MUHAIZAR MOHAMAD, 2:35:55
FM, WOMEN, – YUAN YUFANG, 3:22:59
FM, MEN, VETERAN – VADIVEELU A/L ARUMUGAM, 2:48:37
FM, WOMEN, VETERAN – EWE BEE HONG, 3:44:15
HM, MEN, – ANAS BIN ROSLI, 1:16:40
HM, WOMEN, – SHEELA A/P SAMIVELLU, 1:26:25
HM, MEN, VETERAN -ALEX TIONG KING HEE,1:28:37
HM, WOMEN, VETERAN – NORULL ASHIKIN BINTI MOHD SALIM, 1:47:29
Untuk result penuh dan lain-lain result, click sini
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Almost 36,000 runners at 9th Standard Chartered KL Marathon
Kenyan Cosmas romps home in personal best
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2017: Close to 36,000 runners converged on Dataran Merdeka to take part in the 9th edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon today. Cosmas Matolo Muteti,from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 2:18:43 to take home USD17,500 while the Full Marathon Women’s Open category was won by Elizabeth Chepkanan from Kenya in a time of 2:36:14 also earning USD17,500 in the process.
In its ninth installation, 36,000 runners congregated at Dataran Merdeka for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017.
Five-time champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya came in second in the Full Marathon Men’s Open with a time of 2:19:35 while Tonui Kiprop from Kenya finished third in a time of 2:20:36 In the Full Marathon Women’s Open, Vikoti Chepkemoi from Kenya took second place in a time of 2:40:08 and Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira from Ethiopia had to settle for third place with a time of 2:42:56.
The Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category saw a close battle between defending champion Muhaizar Mohamad and Leo Tan Huong Leong. These two vastly improved runners were neck to neck until close to the finish when Muhaizar eventually repeated his triumph in last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon with an improved time and personal best of 2:35:55. Leo narrowly finished second in a time of 2:38:06 and Ow Yong Jin Kuan came in third in 2:43:45. The Full Marathon Malaysian Women’s category was clinched by Yuan Yufang in a time of 3:23:00, while Loh Chooi Fern clocked 3:25:55 to come in second and Chua Khit Yeng got third place in a time of 3:33:46
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon kicked off with a resounding reception, garnering more than 8000 participants.
FM Open winner Cosmas, was delighted that he not only won the title but recorded a personal best while fighting off multiple winner Kennedy. “I was running against strong opponents but I kept to my game plan and really enjoyed the run through some great scenery,” he said.
Cosmas Matolo Muteti from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 02:18:43 to take home USD 17,500.
Muhaizar was also thrilled to have retained his title, especially after the tough competition with Leo. “It was a hard race but I’m very happy to have defended my title and even happier to record another personal best at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon,” he said.
Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, added “We are extremely pleased to have pulled off SCKLM 2017 without any major hiccups and we hope that all our runners had a memorable run and a great experience overall. It is gratifying to receive such support from the local and international running fraternity and we are committed to continually improve on all aspects of this event and look forward to welcoming all of you for our 10th anniversary in 2018.”
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon Kids Dash pictured here with emcee Linora Low and Hospis Malaysia’s mascot, Mr Monty.
Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank said, “As title sponsor, we are delighted to be able to play a part in empowering people from all walks of life to make a difference through this amazing event. There are inspiring stories everywhere today and this is a testament to the power of the Marathon. Congratulations to all our winners and our sincere appreciation goes out to all participants for their tremendous support.”
This was exemplified by more than 30 visually impaired runners who took part in the 5km Fun Run, along with volunteer “running buddies” from Standard Chartered Bank. 20 autistic children from Permata Kurnia and over 100 underprivileged kids from Sivanandha Home and Care2run also participated in the race across various categories. Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s Run For A Reason charity initiative remains an integral part of the event, channelling funds raised to deserving charities that assist underprivileged communities and those in dire need. This year the participating beneficiaries were the Standard Chartered Foundation, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Dignity for Children Foundation and Hospis Malaysia.
Efforts to make the Marathon more competitive, like having a seven-hour cut-off time and route checkpoints appear to be paying dividends as more than 8,000 runners signed up for the Full Marathon category this year. There were also close to 1700 running tourists from 52 countries and 75 nationalities taking part making SCKLM a truly international event. SCKLM was also the first stop in Englishman Andy Dukes’ epic marathon ride around the world on his BMW motorbike while running in six marathons in six continents.
SCKLM 2017 Race Day was preceded by the Race Entry Pack Collection from 18-20 May which was a bigger affair this year with the inclusion of the Prudential Healthy Life Expo, as well as the Friendship Run and Pasta breakfast on 20 May which saw Full Marathoners from Malaysia and around the world gather for a warm-up run and mingle in a more social setting.
Apart from the Full and Half Marathons, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 also featured a 10km distance and a 5km Fun Run for social runners, along with Kids’ Dash categories for children under 12 years of age. There were also several categories like the Corporate Challenge, Media Challenge, Universities Challenge and Ministries Challenge to either raise money for charity as well as provide friendly competition and bragging rights for the eventual winners.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia, drawing thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race once again saw Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia returning as title sponsor, along with a host of returning and new sponsors, including Honda, Seiko, Brooks, Lucozade and Pacific Regency. The event is owned and organised by Dirigo Events with co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.
Standard Chartered KL Marathon is sanctioned and supported by Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF), Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Federation (FTKLAA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons, Distance Races (AIMS).
Winners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017
Full Marathon Men’s Open
|1st||Cosmas Matolo Muteti||Kenya||02:18:43|
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Men’s Open Category (L-R): Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Cosmas Matolo Muteti, Tonui Kiprop
Full Marathon Women’s Open
|3rd||Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira||Ethiopia||02:42:56|
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Women’s Open Category (L-R): Vicoty Chepkemoi, Elizabeth Chepkanan, Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira
Full Marathon Malaysian Men
|2nd||Tan Huong Leong||Malaysia||02:38:06|
|3rd||Ow Yong Jin Kuang||Malaysia||02:43:45|
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Full Malaysian Men’s Open Category (L-R): Tan Huong Leong, Muhaizar Mohamad, Ow Yong Jin Kuang
Full Marathon Malaysian Women
|2nd||Loh Chooi Fern||Malaysia||03:25:54|
|3rd||Chua Khit Yeng||Malaysia||03:33:46|
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Malaysian Women’s Open Category (L-R): Loh Chooi Fern, Yuan YuFang, Chua Khit Yeng
Full Marathon Veteran Men
|1st||Seurei Julius Kiprotich||Kenya||02:23:09|
|2nd||John Kprop Samoei||Kenya||02:37:34|
|3rd||Timothy Kelsall||Great Britain||03:08:16|
Full Marathon Veteran Women
Honda Half Marathon Men Open
|1st||John Muiruri Mburu||Kenya||01:07:13|
|3rd||James Munyi Maregu||Kenya||01:09:28|
Honda Half Marathon Women Open
|2nd||Njijia Ann Mukui||Kenya||01:22:33|
|3rd||Muriuki Naomi Wambui||Kenya||01:25:54|
Honda Half Marathon Men Veteran
|1st||Jeffrey Ross||Great Britain||01:28:02|
Honda Half Marathon Women Veteran
|1st||Hayley Holle||Great Britain||01:36:18|
|2nd||Clare McCulloch||Great Britain||01:37:20|
|3rd||Rachel Pepper||New Zealand||01:42:33|
10km Speed Men Open
|1st||Enock Kipchirchir Kigen||Kenya||00:33:19|
|2nd||Soh Wai Ching||Malaysia||00:35:42|
|3rd||Amiruddin Bin Nasir||Malaysia||00:36:52|
10km Speed Women Open
|1st||Danielle Nant||New Zealand||00:40:23|
|2nd||Chan Shun Yee||Hong Kong||00:44:32|
|3rd||Michele Tan Bee Kiang||Malaysia||00:45:08|
10km Speed Men Veteran
|1st||Lim Khon Seng||Malaysia||00:39:53|
|2nd||Chan Shan Ching||Hong Kong||00:41:09|
|3rd||See Hock Leong Ronnie||Malaysia||00:43:14|
10km Speed Women Veteran
|1st||Susan Khoo||Great Britain||00:47:27|
|3rd||Tina Munro||Great Britain||00:48:32|
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