07th August 2016, KUALA LUMPUR
Little introduction needed, Standard Chartered KL Marathon witnessed 35,000 runners crossing the finish line. The scene at Dataran Merdeka was emotional with cheers and tears as runners across various categories accomplished their challenges.
Runners made their way through the city; absorbing the vista of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Parliament of Malaysia, the National Museum, Menara Standard Chartered before returning to Dataran Merdeka which served as the race village.
The Marathon saw Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya defending his title for the fifth time in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, and Hirut Beyene Guangul from Ethiopia crowned champion of the Full-Marathon Women’s Open category with the respective times of 02:18:57 and 02:39:02. The day was made even sweeter as Sheela A/P Samivellu set a new national record of 01:24:44, securing the first place in the Honda Half-Marathon Malaysian category.