Malaysia’s Muhaizar Smashes Multiple Records In Tokyo Marathon 2018 🏅🏅

Malaysia’s Muhaizar Smashes Multiple Records In Tokyo Marathon 2018 🏅🏅


Breaking News!

I could almost hear the loud cheers from all the running fans, tracking bib no. A8108 on their smartphones, as Muhaizar crosses the finish line with a hot time (to be confirmed) of 2:27:25!!



Barely 6 months ago, Gurun-born Muhaizar who is based in Sungai Udang, Melaka clocked 2:31.52 for his third placing in the 42km run – which ended Malaysia’s 44-year wait for a medal in men’s marathon after M. Solaimuthu’s bronze in 1973 in Singapore.


🇲🇾 The BEST Marathoner 🏃💨

At the elite level, shaving seconds let alone minutes off the finish times takes so much training, discipline, talent, belief and support. Muhaizar’s Tokyo Marathon finish time is an amazing sporting achievement because he has slashed almost 3 minutes from his previous best which was previously good enough to win SEA Games 2017 bronze.

To top it all, Muhaizar proves that cold weather in Tokyo is not an excuse for runners from hot and humid countries to fail. In fact, in the build up to Tokyo Marathon, Muhaizar trained locally in Cameron Highlands, and his Tokyo trip was sponsored by ASICS Malaysia.


INSPIRING A Whole Nation

Malaysia runners may not be able to compete against the World’s Best Kenyans, but Muhaizar’s recent multiple record-breaking achievements certainly gives our nation something to cheer about, and moreover, it inspires the youth and community runners to keep on believing in themselves no matter how hard the challenges ahead.


Fun Facts

A. Muhaizar’s Tokyo Marathon 2018 finish time 2:27:25 (unofficial) also broke two SCKLM records :-

  1. His best defending finish time ⏱️ 2:35:55 (2017).
  2. The Previous Fastest Time (Men) : Muniandy Ramadass ⏱️ 2:31:51 (2009).

Our Tokyo Marathon 2018 Champs, Nik Fakaruddin (Left⬅️New PB/ 2:30:51) and Muhaizar Mohamed (Right➡️New PB/ 2:27:21).
Finding Halal Food in Tokyo is not easy, so after the race, Muhaizar & Nik are replenishing their energy levels with some delightful Turkish dishes.

(📷 Credit to Running Malaysia Magazine)


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Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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