29th September 2018, Kuala Lumpur – ASICS Relay Malaysia 2018, the inclusive marathon experience focused on the motivational strength of teamwork, bonding, and unity, held its third installation, seeing a participation of 914 teams. With two run categories of a full marathon (42km) and a half marathon (21km) across Male, Female, and Mixed categories, runners experienced a fun relay concept while kick-starting a healthy lifestyle with friends and family.
The night run this year was held at Kuala Lumpur Sports City, Bukit Jalil, the most iconic and distinctive international sporting and entertainment centre in Asia, and received an overwhelming participation from 3,656 enthusiastic runners.
An All-Stars Team concept was implemented this year where famous personalities were invited to join in on the fun relay concept. The first team comprised of Aishah Sinclair, Sazzy Falak, Daphne Iking and the notable Malaysian Runner who has just received The Guinness World Record to have finished the fastest marathon in a National Flag costume, Edan Syah.
Team 2 was an all-male team comprising of TV personality Nazril Idrus, who is also husband to Sazzy Falak, fitness influencers, Alando Atkison, Joseph Lee, and Alister Yoong, son of Alex Yoong, Malaysian professional racing driver.
Team 3 saw an all-female team participation represented by well-known TV personalities such as Nadia Heng, Shareeta Selvaraj, and Swarna Naidu and Lynn D Ong, Marketing Manager of ASICS Malaysia who also join in the fun.
Grand Prize for ASICS Relay Malaysia 2018 included the top Half and Full Marathon Teams across three categories (Male, Female, Mixed) receiving RM2,900 per team with ASICS merchandises.
The next leg takes place in Grand Palace, Thailand on 6th October 2018.