Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon (SCKLM) 2018 is coming up and we have these 4 awesome runners who will be competing in Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon Category!
We are doing a poll to determine by our community of runners on who will be predicted as the CHAMPION of this category. Place your votes below!
But before you place your votes, let us share a bit on who are these 4 awesome runners we have chosen and why.
OW YONG Jin Kuang
Jin Kuang is among those groups of runners who started young. He used to join one running competition after another.
In 2008, he joined his first full marathon at Penang Bridge International Marathon with a timing of 3 hours and 12 minutes.
His personal best in Tokyo International Marathon 2017 last February with a timing of 2 hours 42 minutes.
His recent personal best, Gold Coast Marathon 2017, with a timing of 2 hours 40 minutes 16 seconds
He has participated in SCKLM for 5 times and managed to get 3rd Place in SCKLM 2017 Malaysian Men’s Full Marathon Category.
Tan Huong Leong a.k.a. Leo Tan is a natural born Malaysian. However, he’s been living in Taiwan for 5 years now and currently working as an electrical engineer.
In December 2016, he joined under the full marathon category for Taipei Marathon. Two months later, on the 12th of February, this electrical engineer joined the full marathon at Kaohsiung International Marathon. Leo finished strong with a timing of 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Leo participated in Tokyo International Marathon 2017 and clocked a personal best of 2:28:19 and broke the national record in the marathon.
Leo recent personal best, Tokyo International Marathon 2018, with a timing of 2 hours 25 minutes 28 seconds.
Leo has participated SCKLM for 3 times, got 2nd place in SCKLM 2017 and was an exponent representing Malaysia in KL SEA Games 2017 Marathon and came back the 4th placing.
This 31-year-old down-to-earth guy, achieved his first gold medal in Penang Bridge International Marathon back in year 2013. Having never trained professionally in his previous years, he marveled as he was podiumed with outstanding results.
Being the first runner up of more than 30 marathons, however Muhaizar claimed that his best runs were Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 and Sultan Mahmud Bridge International Run 2016 for his personal best timings. In SCKLM 2016, he fulfilled an excellent result at 2 hours 30 minutes.
Muhaizar’s recent personal best, Tokyo International Marathon 2018, with a timing of 2 hours 27 minutes 21 seconds.
Muhaizar has participated in SCKLM for 3 times and was winners for SCKLM 2014, 2016 and 2017 consecutively. He was also an exponent representing Malaysia in KL SEA Games 2017 and bagged the bronze medal in Marathon.
NikFakaruddin is one of those easy-going guys you’d love to hang around. Born in Sarawak and raised mostly in Kelantan, Nik has had quite a nomadic life in his schooling years.
Since 2009, he had never missed the yearly national army track and field competition, competing in both 5,000m and 10,000m category. As recent as 2017, he managed to get the third place for both categories.
Nik’s recent personal best, Tokyo International Marathon 2018, with a timing of 2 hours 30 minutes 51 seconds.
Nik has participated in SCKLM for 2 times, both half marathon category (21 km) and won 1st place on SCKLM 2016.