Kuala Lumpur Marathon
|Kuala Lumpur Marathon|
The official logo of the Kuala Lumpur Marathon under Standard Chartered Bank branding
|Location||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Primary sponsor||Standard Chartered Bank|
|Course records||Men: 2:14:45 (2012 - Kennedy Kiproo Lilan)
Women: 2:34:37 (2011 - Rose Kerubo Nyangacha)
The Kuala Lumpur Marathon (also known as Kuala Lumpur International Marathon) is an annual marathon event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was established in 1989. It is supported by the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU), Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall. In the 21st edition of the marathon in 2012, more than 28,000 runners participated in the event.
The current route was approved by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and International Association of Athletics Federations and it will be utilised until 2015.
The Dataran Merdeka is the starting and ending points of this marathon. Runners who participate this marathon will run through the notable places and landmarks in Kuala Lumpur such as National Mosque, National Museum, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, KL Sentral, Mid Valley Megamall, Thean Hou Temple, Stadium Negara, Royal Selangor Golf Club, Bukit Bintang, Jalan Imbi, KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, Istana Budaya, PWTC, Parlimen Malaysia and end at Dataran Merdeka.
Roads that are affected by the marathon race route are closed to traffic throughout the duration of the race for runners' safety. Water stations are available in every two kilometres and there are 24 water stations throughout the 42-kilometre route. Volunteers and medical personnel are also on stand-by at every station.
This list of winners below only applies to Full Marathon (42 km) only.
Key: Course record
|Date||Men's winner||Nationality||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Nationality||Time (h:m:s)|
|28 June 2009||Julius Karinga||Kenya||2:18:24||Frieda Jepkite Lodepa||Kenya||2:40:13|
|28 June 2010||Nelson Kirwa Rotich||Kenya||2:16:44||Goitetom Haftu Tesema||Ethiopia||2:46:44|
|26 June 2011||Kennedy Kiproo Lilan||Kenya||2:20:08||Rose Kerubo Nyangacha||Kenya||2:34:37|
|24 June 2012||Kennedy Kiproo Lilan||Kenya||2:14:45||Elizabeth Cheruiyot Chemweno||Kenya||2:40:24|
|29 September 2013||Kennedy Kiproo Lilan||Kenya||2:19:01||Rose Kosgei||Kenya||2:41:05|
|12 October 2014||Kennedy Kiproo Lilan||Kenya||2:17:47||Hellen Mugo||Kenya||2:43:22|
|4 October 2015||Race cancelled due to Southeast Asian haze|
In 2010, a runner in the 10km category collapsed and suffered a seizure. Lim Wei Yee, 25, died on the way to the hospital.
The marathon for charity purpose category that allows runners to raise funds for charity such as Seeing is Believing was first organised in Kuala Lumpur Marathon on 2009 under the name "Run For A Cause". During the first charity marathon, more than RM 500,000 has been earned from the event. Starting 2010, five organisation such as Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB), Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF), National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), Children’s Environmental Heritage Foundation (YAWA) and Standard Chartered Trust Funds (SCTF) will be also benefited by the charity earned from this marathon event. In addition, the Corporate Challenge, similar to "Run For A Reason" charity marathon category was also introduced but this category is open to the company that run in a team. In 2011 marathon, a total of RM 486,668 has been raised for charity purpose. The contributor to the 2011 marathon charity fund will include the company Petronas Chemicals Group (RM 30,000) and Freescale Semiconductor (Malaysia) (RM 20,000).
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