星期三, 1月 21, 2009

Standard Chartered KL Marathon

Sports
January 20, 2009 22:08 PM

StanChart KL Marathon To Become Biggest Marathon Event In Region
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- The inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon, one of eight international series, is set to become the biggest marathon event in Malaysia with an expected 12,500 participants.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said with RM300,000 prize money guaranteed for top Malaysian finishers, the target would be achievable.
"An international race such as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009, will develop an active, healthy and energetic lifestyle among Malaysians as well as foster the spirit of excellence among professional athletes and ordinary citizens from all walks of life," he said adding that participation would be open to all ages.

The marathon's event organiser, Octagon Asia Managing Director, Ivan Brixi said Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) would be the flag off and finishing point for the marathon scheduled on June 28.

He said the route would be decided later, but disclosed that participants are set to run pass several famous tourism landmarks in and around Kuala Lumpur.
"Octagon's goal is to establish the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as the best in the region and to ultimately achieve the silver and gold status recognition from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)," he said.

Meanwhile, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, managing director and chief executive officer Julian Wyner said KL Marathon is one of eight marathon series sponsored by the bank, worldwide.

"We are very excited to add Kuala Lumpur to the Standard Chartered series of marathons. In all eight countries where we sponsor marathon events, each has created a real buzz among the marathon-running community globally. We know that KL Marathon will be no exception," he said.

The marathon is endorsed by the Youth and Sports Ministry and sanctioned by the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), IAAF, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


-- BERNAMA

10 則留言:

Gaby 提到...

i am interest to run full marathon on this new event ^^

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...

so so so excited about this....really looking forward to this event....

Gaby 提到...

wai sum.. u will run full this time also? i heard that the register fees around rm70 for full marathon..half marathon also hav to pay rm50 =.=

blueameba 提到...

good... Gaby, start training from now and you'll have surprise result then

waisum has no option, she must run FULL! hahaha

Gaby 提到...

lol... i will be start train for full marathon..hope i will get the suprise..based u running result..i guess i run the pace almost same wit u .. so i guess if i run full i will take 5min45second per 1km should be ok..just guess lol

why she no option? lol

blueameba 提到...

wah.. gaby, 5'45/km for 42km? i doubt i can achieve this yet. haha.. you keep it up ya!

waisum not a newbie in full category anymore, in such a good form with experience, how can she drop the full?

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...

haha, I am not new but not experienced....I will try Full again, and I hope I can do a 4hrs59mins :-P

Gaby 提到...

based on your 30km pace..i guess u might be do it 5'45/km for 42km .. but i will try to set it 4 hour 15min-4hour30min for my first marathon..lol...bcos i never run 30km before also..lol..
haha...waisum is running a good time in full marathon..5 hours consider very good lol...if i pecut..sure will finish it in 6 hours+ lol...
4 hrs 59min mean sub 4 lo.. did u run the singapore full marathon last year?

blueameba 提到...

waisum, I'm sure you can do it! sub-5!

Gaby, run more longer distance to feel the difference between 20k and 30k. 4:30 should be achievable in a 5-month consistent training.

June is still a long way to go, I can only foresee my target time more accurately when time comes closer cos i just focus on my ultra at the moment.

cheers!

Gaby 提到...

thank you for your suggestion.. i will try a 24km training in this week then next week will try a 28km then another week will run back 20km then only slowly to add on the distance.. i hope can be achieve in sub 5 already happy lol...
you are very brave since i saw u join the utra 84km marathon ^^ lol