33,000 at KL Marathon 2013 Run

KL Marathon 2013
Some 33,000 local and foreign runners took part in the 5th edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 on Sept 29.

Some 33,000 runners from all over Malaysia and over 48 countries ran for a reason on Sept 29 at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013.

It represented a new record with a 17% participant growth over last year’s race.

Participants ranging from elite professionals to first-time amateurs running in various categories took off from the starting lines in Dataran Merdeka and Jalan Parlimen.

Kuala Lumpur City Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Hj. Talib fired the starting gun at 4.30 am to signal the start of the Full Marathon category (42.195 km).

This year’s champions were Kennedy Kiproo Lilan and Rose Chekurui Kosgei, both from Kenya, who won the Men’s and Women’s Full Marathon Open Category with respective times of 02:19:01 and 02:41:05.

The current record time is 02:14:45 (Men) and 02:34:37 (Women)

Lilan who was also last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon champion and Kosgei each received prize money of USD17,500

KL Marathon 2013 Men Champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 Men Champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya in 02:19:01
KL Marathon 2013 Women champion Rose Chekurui Kosgei from Kenya
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 Women champion Rose Chekurui Kosgei from Kenya in 02:41:05
KL Marathon 2013 Malaysian Men winner Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 Malaysian Men winner Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor in 02:41:55
(L-R) Osman Morad, Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd. Sheriff Mohd. Kassim and Khairy Jamaluddin
(L-R) Youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin (right) arrives for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013. With him are (from left) Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia managing director and CEO Osman Morad and chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd. Sheriff Mohd Kassim.
KL Marathon 2013 Malaysia Men category winners Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor (1), Shaharudin Bin Hashim (2) and Lim Kien Mau (3)
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 Malaysian Men category winners Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor (1), Shaharudin Bin Hashim (2) and Lim Kien Mau (3).
KL Marathon 2013 Malaysian Women champion Yuan Yu Fang (centre), first runner-up Loh Chooi Fern (right) and second runner-up Choong Swee Ying (left).
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 Malaysian Women champion Yuan Yu Fang (centre), first runner-up Loh Chooi Fern (right) and second runner-up Choong Swee Ying (left).
Youth and Sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin (centre, with sunglasses) posing with participants after the marathon race.
Youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin (centre, with sunglasses) posing with participants after the marathon race.
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 project director Rainer Biemans (third from left) posing with (L-R) marathon winners Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Kosgei Robert Kilagat, with Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor, Shaharudin Bin Hash
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 project director Rainer Biemans (third from left) posing with (L-R) marathon winners Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Kosgei Robert Kilagat, Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor, Shaharudin Bin Hashim and Lim Kien Mau.

For the Full Marathon Malaysian Category,  Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor won the Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s Title and Yuan Yu Fang took the Malaysian Women’s category with a time of 02:41:55 and 03:37:16 respectively.

The current record time is 02:29:27 (Men) and 02:49:28 (Women)

Fabian and Yuan each received USD2,500 as prize money.

Youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin presented medals and mock cheques to some of the marathon winners.

The 5th edition of Standard Chartered KL Marathon featured a total prize purse of USD112,000.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 is organised by Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd and co-organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia is the title sponsor for the fifth year.

 

Winners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013

Full Marathon Men’s Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Kennedy Kiproo Lilan Kenya 02:19:01
2nd Chelimo Luka Kipkemoi Kenya 02:19:35
3rd Kosgei Robert Kilagat Kenya 02:19:50

Full Marathon Women’s Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Rose Chekurui Kosgei Kenya 02:41:05
2nd Viola Chepleting Bor Kenya 02:41:26
3rd Rose Kerubo Nyangacha Kenya 02:42:31

Full Marathon Malaysian Men

Position Name Country Time
1st Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor Malaysia 02:41:55
2nd Shaharudin Bin Hashim Malaysia 02:45:28
3rd Lim Kien Mau Malaysia 02:47:53

Full Marathon Malaysian Women

Position Name Country Time
1st Yuan Yu Fang Malaysia 03:37:16
2nd Loh Chooi Fern Malaysia 03:37:34
3rd Choong Swee Ying Malaysia 03:38:43

Full Marathon Veteran Men

Position Name Country Time
1st Charles Kimingi Thaiya Kenya 02:42:42
2nd Philip Chichir Lagat Kenya 02:51:59
3rd Luc Bodart Australia 02:52:54

Full Marathon Veteran Women

Position Name Country Time
1st Chothit Kan-Uam Thailand 03:23:17
2nd Julie Foreman United Kingdom 03:26:35
3rd Jane Kanizay Australia 03:36:07

Honda Half Marathon Men Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Berbard Mwendia Muthoni Kenya 01:07:26
2nd Peter Keter Kenya 01:07:45
3rd James Munyi Maregu Kenya 01:08:18

 

 Honda Half Marathon Women Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Ann Mukuhi Njihia Kenya 01:17:04
2nd Jackline Musyawa Nzivo Kenya 01:19:03
3rd Viola Jelagat Kenya 01:19:27

Honda Half Marathon Men Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Baskaran Kuppusamy Malaysia 01:21:23
2nd Khir Bin Salleh Malaysia 01:24:30
3rd Fung Sze Yuen Michael Hong Kong 01:29:31

Honda Half Marathon Women Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Emer United Kingdom 01:38:17
2nd Rachel Ellen Pepper New Zealand 01:41:37
3rd Lee Khum Chiew Malaysia 01:48:15

MSIG Ekiden

Position Name Country Time
1st Ekiden – New Balance Malaysia 01:00:30
2nd Skechers Malaysia Malaysia 01:01:26
3rd Pacemakers Malaysia Malaysia 01:11:20

10km Speed Men Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Kawarai Tsukasa Japan 00:34:00
2nd Koech Walter Kiptanui Kenya 00:34:36
3rd Simion Kipkorir Ruto Kenya 00:35:27

10km Speed Women Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Carolyne Chepkwony Kenya 00:39:33
2nd Lim Hooi Kheng Malaysia 00:49:19
3rd Michelle Anne C. Tibagacay Philippines 00:49:58

10km Speed Men Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Lim Khon Seng; Casey Malaysia 00:41:04
2nd Ramakrishnan Manikam Malaysia 00:41:55
3rd Ong Chin Malaysia 00:42:28

10km Speed Women Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Chong Ah Tin Malaysia 00:50:59
2nd Lai Yook Ching Malaysia 00:53:25
3rd Tsukagoshi Akiko Japan 00:56:03

 

Corporate Challenge

Position Name Country Time
1st Telekom Malaysia Berhad Malaysia 02:34:14
2nd PETRONAS Chemicals Group Sdn Malaysia 03:18:08
3rd GENTING MALAYSIA BERHAD Malaysia 03:24:25

Ministries Challenge

Position Name Country Time
1st JABATAN IMIGRESEN MALAYSIA Malaysia 03:28:06
2nd BNM Malaysia 03:30:12
3rd Economic Planning Unit Malaysia 03:31:31

Universities Challenge

Position Name Country Time
1st Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman KL Malaysia 02:12:41
2nd MethodistCollegeKuala Lumpur Malaysia 02:30:49
3rd UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS Malaysia 02:53:45