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Malaysian Runner Breaks 15-Year-Old National Half Marathon Record

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Malaysian Runner Breaks 15-Year-Old National Half Marathon Record

Just keep running, K. Prabudass!


Who said that Malaysia has the slowest marathon runners in the world?

One Malaysian runner just proved everyone wrong.

According to a report by Bernama, long-distance runner K. Prabudass broke the national half marathon record after clocking 1:07:29s at the 41st Gold Coast Marathon in Australia on Monday (8 July).

The national half marathon record, set previously by former national runner M. Arul Thevar with a time of 1:07:59s, had stood for 15 years.

Pretty magnificent.
To make his record-setting performance a little bit sweeter, Prabudass reportedly outran 4,198 runners to finish 29th in the race.

That's quite an achievement.

“I’m feeling good and proud. I was expecting to run my personal best but the weather was not so good this morning. The rain was quite heavy, but I still managed to keep my pace and break the record.

“For now, I have no plans until the next event, maybe in September. After this I will be going back to track competitions to prepare for the SEA Games, focusing on the 5,000m, which is my favourite event.

K. Prabudass is setting the track on fire!
“Road is different from track; we can’t compare them. But this performance has surely given me some boost to prepare for the SEA Games,” the 29-year-old told the news agency.

In May this year, the Negeri Sembilan born athlete clocked his personal best of 14:33.10s in the second series of the Nippon Sport Science University’s athletics event in Japan. 

The time was good enough to place K. Prabudass second in the all-time Malaysian list at the event.

Good job, K. Prabudass! Go out and make us proud.


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