Duncan Chen : I’m Running to Free Children From Abuse

Duncan Chen : I'm Running to Free Children From Abuse

Article submitted by Kent Ong --------------------------------- Life has been difficult for Martha, a single mother who grew up in a miserable life in Tulid, Sabah. Her misery started when she was a child. Martha is a victim of sexual abuse. She was mentally, physically and sexually abused living in fear for so many years. Because of her silence, justice was not served to her. Years had passed, another misfortune happened to her after getting married to a husband who raped his own daughter. History repeats itself, the tragic experienced of Martha has happened again to her own daughter. This heartbreaking story awakens Duncan Chen, a 9-year-old boy who decided to join the Oral Cancer Run 2015 to raise fund for the World Vision Malaysia. Duncan Chen told her mother about his desire to help women like Martha through joining the race. He also expressed his intention to raise social awareness on child protection through the said run for a cause campaign. Surprisingly, Duncan Chen became the first child to finish the Oral Cancer Run 2015 race. His sincerity to help single mothers like Martha motivated him to reach the finish line. He didn’t just run for nothing because he was able to raise MYR1690, Read more...
Nick Phillips : My International Debut

Nick Phillips : My International Debut

Article submitted by Nick Phillips --------------------------------- Surreal. One word that I would best use to describe my experience at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014. Remember that word cos you'll hear it more than once throughout this post. A word of warning for those one or two readers that I still have, make yourself a strong mug of coffee or a bowl of instant noodles cos this might be a long one. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon (GCAM) marks my first ever marathon away from home, a long way from home at that. I really didn't know what to expect once I signed up for it many months ago. From the planning stages, down to the flight, the culture and finally running the event was really foreign to me. Most of my marathon (well, what little of them anyway) were all done at home. This would be the first time I stepped on foreign soil to run and I must say I came away with an experience that will last a lifetime. After months of training, the day finally came for both the wife and me to board the plane for that long flight to the Gold Coast of Australia. The flight bit was my least favourite part of Read more...
Yusaini Yunus : I Found Myself In Running

Yusaini Yunus : I Found Myself In Running

I never thought that running could change one’s lifestyle and the way of thinking until I faced it myself. So, my story starts at the age of 30, being a father of two kids. Weighing at 110kg with a height of 167cm, I was considered fat and nearing obesity. To me, life after marriage means everything’s already good and that I wouldn't have the need to exercise nor practice a daily healthy diet, until one day I had to go through hours of excruciating pain on my left toe and sole. I was diagnosed with Gout. Doctor advised me to control the way I eat and drink plenty of warm water to reduce the uric acid levels in my body which was pretty high at that very moment. At first, I took it lightly. I continued to eat whatever and whenever as I wish, especially during late nights, up to a point where I couldn’t consume any unhealthy food due to very high levels of uric acid in my body. I couldn’t bare the pain anymore. It turned from bad to worst. That’s when it hit me. I have to change. So, I decided to make a drastic change in my Read more...
Dylan Teo : I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’M DONE!

Dylan Teo : I don't stop when I'm tired. I only stop when I'M DONE!

NEVER GIVE UP!!! Run & Run! Don't Stop when you're Tired, Stop when you're Done!! My name is Dylan Teo, 27 years old. I been running for 3 years since 2011 and my first Run was in the Energizer Night Race 2011. Reebok One Challenge was my first obstacle run, normally I just participate in 10km runs just to build up my stamina while burning some calories =D. After I saw the video shared by ReebokOne Challenge's Facebook page, I signed up for it. It wasn't as easy as i thought, especially the Monkey bar challenge. I was late for the event. I was the last runner to start the race right after the women category. That time I was thinking of skipping the obstacles if I can't make it but when I passed the first and second obstacles, I started to change my mind and keep pushing myself to do it because it will be no meaning at all if I skip all of them. When I reached the third obstacle which is the Monkey bar challenge, I fell down for 7 times if not mistaken. My hands were in pain and my fingers were already bleeding. I took a rest for about 3 Read more...
Maryati : My FIRST Full Marathon

Maryati : My FIRST Full Marathon

Event: Penang International Bridge Marathon 2014 (PBIM 2014) Venue: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzham Shah (a.k.a Penang Second Bridge) Date: 16 November 2014 Highlights: My first ever Full Marathon First time PBIM to be held on the new bridge. Photo credit to www.mauhorng.com My First Running Event: It was a 10km run at Desa Park City in November 2011. I still remember how proud I was at the finish line as I collected my first medal. Looking back, I could say that the resulting euphoric feeling of self-satisfaction derived from completing this most physical challenge ignited something within me to run more often. Keeping Fit & Healthy: Running is an effective way for me to exercise because I like to be outdoors & it gives me a good cardio workout. Most weekends, I will run in the park for one hour each time, and occasionally, I would participate in running events on Sundays. As my stamina improved, I would register for longer races with distances of 12km, 15km, 21km, and even up to 25km. My goal for each race is to finish it, regardless how much time it will take me. I find that I enjoy my runs more when I don't have to stress myself over time-keeping. After all, the Read more...
Zijun Loh CK : Change Starts Within Yourself

Zijun Loh CK : Change Starts Within Yourself

My mom used to tell me that I left my left arm inside her belly during the birth  and this joke cheers me up all the time since small. I was born to be unique person in a supportive family; they pampered me with a lot of love and cares. When I was still a small kid, I did not have to worry about any challenges and difficulties in life as most of the time they would provide me solutions when I face with them. For example, my mom custom made a steel ruler that enables me to use my chin as support holder to the ruler when drawing lines. When I turned 7, I started to realize that the life out there is not as easy as I thought. I had to wear prosthetic arm all the time and hid myself from the crowd. Can you imagine someone carrying 3 to 4 kg of prosthetic arm and wearing long sleeve shirt under the hot sun every day? Yes that was what I had been through last time. Furthermore, the prosthetic arm did not have any robotic functions and it cost approximately RM10,000 one, a big financial burden for my parents. Read more...

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