More than 38,000 runners took part in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon and celebrated their 10th Anniversary on 8 April 2018 at Dataran Merdeka.
SCKLM has firmly placed themselves as a premier running event in Malaysia and their popularity continuously grows, as their race slots are selling out in a day when the public registration opened.
Placing winners for Full Marathon Open category
Defending his title, Cosmas Matolo Muteti, from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open Category with a time of 2:16:47 and Elizabeth Chepkanan Rumokol, who is also from Kenya, won the Full Marathon Women’s Open category with a time of 2:38:48. Both of them won USD17,500 in the race.
Taking second place in the Full Marathon Men’s Open and Full Marathon Women’s Open is Kiprop Tonui and Nancy Joan Rotich, from Kenya. Kiprop Tonui came in with a time of 2:17:13 and Nancy Joan Rotich came in with a time of 2:58:25. Coming in third place for the Full Marathon Men’s Open and Full Marathon Women’s Open is, Kiproo Lilan, from Kenya and Susan Merrie Swier, from USA. Kiproo Lilan came in with a time of 2:18:44 and Susan Merrie Swier came in with a time of 3:29:53.
Placing winners for Full Marathon Malaysian category
Muhaizar, Leo Tan, and Nik Fakaruddin were neck-to-neck for a large portion of the Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category. Muhaizar who came in first and claims his victory with his fourth consecutive title with a time of 2:37:04. Nik Fakaruddin who came in second finishes with a time of 2:37:48 and Leo Tan Huong Leong came in third with a time of 2:38:48. Loh Chooi Fern, who is a brand new face that claims the Full Marathon Malaysian Women’s title came in with a time of 3:18:44 while Yap Yee Ling came in second with a time of 3:30:13 and Yee Pei Ni who came in third place in a time of 3:32:26.
Cosmas and Muhaizar thoughts
Cosmas, who is the FM Open winner was delighted with his second consecutive win in SCKLM. He said:
This event is becoming quite special for me. My first was last year and I
recorded a personal best when I won. This year the course was slightly different and more challenging but my training was good and I just kept to my game plan to stay ahead of the others and thankfully, I managed to win again,
Muhaizar was also exhilarated to have defended his title, after an intense competition with Nik Fakaruddin and Leo Tan.
About the SCKLM event
Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, said:
It has been an amazing couple of days at SCKLM2018 and we couldn’t be happier with the turn-out, which has been our biggest yet, befitting our 10th Anniversary celebrations. We sincerely hope that everyone had a wonderful time and that this 10th Anniversary meant as much to you as it has done for us at Dirigo, as well as for everyone else who had a hand in organising and executing this event.
Abrar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, who took part in the Friendship Run said:
As title sponsor for the last 10 years, Standard Chartered Malaysia is proud to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SCKLM with its biggest event yet. It is heart-warming to see so many running enthusiasts from all over Malaysia and the world come together. While SCKLM is largely a community event, there is a significant competitive element to it with local runners vying to come out on top of their respective categories. This can only be good for the sport in Malaysia,
The cut-off time for the Full Marathon was extended to 7 hours and 15 minutes to compensate the runners for those who started from the back. SCKLM is truly an international event as there were over 10,000 participants who signed up for the race and 1,800 of them are running tourist, coming from 70 countries and 79 nationalities.
The 10th Anniversary celebrations in conjunction with SCKLM2018 began with the Friendship Run, where over 180 runners took part in the 5km run and also taking the opportunity in the race for runners from around the world to meet and build friendships. SCKLM’s 10th Anniversary celebration incorporated new routes for the Full and Half Marathon which took in more of KL’s iconic landmarks but still remained as challenging.
Winners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2018
Full Marathon Men’s Open
- 1st: Cosmas Matolo Muteti, KENYA, 02:16:47
- 2nd: Kiprop Tonui, KENYA, 02:17:13
- 3rd: Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, KENYA, 02:18:44
Full Marathon Women’s Open
- 1st: Elizabeth Chepkanan Rumokol, KENYA, 02:38:48
- 2nd: Nancy Joan Rotich, KENYA, 02:58:25
- 3rd: Susan Merrie Swier, USA, 03:29:53
Full Marathon Malaysian Men
- 1st: Muhaizar Mohamad, MALAYSIA, 02:37:04
- 2nd: Nik Fakaruddin Bin Ismail, MALAYSIA, 02:37:26
- 3rd: Tan Huong Leong, MALAYSIA, 02:38:48
Full Marathon Malaysian Women
- 1st: Loh Chooi Fern, MALAYSIA, 03:18:44
- 2nd: Yap Yee Ling, MALAYSIA, 03:30:13
- 3rd: Yee Pei Ni, MALAYSIA, 03:32:26
Full Marathon Veteran Men
- 1st: Ngare Joseph Mwangi, KENYA, 02:38:27
- 2nd: Oriuchi Kazuaki, JAPAN, 02:48:35
- 3rd: Izumisawa Naoto, JAPAN, 03:14:05
Full Marathon Veteran Women
- 1st: Margaret Njuguna, KENYA, 03:14:12
- 2nd: Ruri Wakamatsu, JAPAN, 03:21:57
- 3rd: Tallam Rebecca Jerotich, KENYA, 03:24:20
Half Marathon Men Open
- 1st: John Muiruri Mburu, KENYA, 01:07:10
- 2nd: Maregu Jame Munyi, KENYA, 01:09:00
- 3rd: Stephen Mugambi, KENYA, 01:09:08
Half Marathon Women Open
- 1st: Ndiritu Monica Watetu, KENYA, 01:19:47
- 2nd: Purity Jelimo Serem, KENYA, 01:24:59
- 3rd: Agnieszka Najnigier Pierzynowska, POLAND, 01:37:34
Half Marathon Malaysian Women
- 1st: Sheela a/p Samivellu, MALAYSIA, 01:25:28
- 2nd: Chua Kit Yeng, MALAYSIA, 01:32:18
- 3rd: Sangeetha Subramaniam, MALAYSIA, 01:36:38
Half Marathon Men Veteran
- 1st: Benard Kiplangat Kibilo, KENYA, 01:11:30
- 2nd: Mark John Williams, GREAT BRITAIN, 01:25:54
- 3rd: Joakim Larsen, DENMARK, 01:29:37
Half Marathon Women Veteran
- 1st: Wong Mei Yue, MALAYSIA, 01:55:57
- 2nd: Julianna Mikyung Won, KOREA, 01:58:42
- 3rd: Jrene Clerc, SWITZERLAND, 01:58:57
10km Speed Men Open
- 1st: Elly Kiptarbei Yego, KENYA, 00:32:49
- 2nd: Soh Wai Ching, MALAYSIA, 00:33:38
- 3rd: Sivaneshwaran A/L Gunasegaran, MALAYSIA, 00:35:42
10km Speed Women Open
- 1st: Joshua Kegina, KENYA, 00:36:10
- 2nd: Danielle Nant, NEW ZEALAND, 00:41:46
- 3rd: Janice Loh Yinjin, MALAYSIA, 00:42:26
10km Speed Men Veteran
- 1st: Jeffrey Ross, GREAT BRITAIN, 00:36:16
- 2nd: Suresh A/L Muniandy, MALAYSIA, 00:36:27
- 3rd: Lim Khon Seng, MALAYSIA, 00:37:54
10km Speed Women Veteran
- 1st: Susan Khoo, GREAT BRITAIN, 00:44:43
- 2nd: Karen Geh Cheng Hoon, MALAYSIA, 00:46:17
- 3rd: Rachel Ellen Pepper, NEW ZEALAND, 00:46:33
For full race results, visit here.
So what do you think about the event? Were you a part of SCKLM’s 10th Anniversary?