Kennedy Kiproo Lilan And Rose Chekurui Kosgei Win Men’s And Women’s Standard Chartered Kl Marathon 2013 Titles

30 Sep 2013 08:35
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

Kennedy Kiproo Lilan And Rose Chekurui Kosgei Win Men’s And Women’s Standard Chartered Kl Marathon 2013 Titles

Kuala Lumpur, 29 September 2013 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon crowned this year’s champions Kennedy Kiproo Lilan of Kenya and Rose Chekurui Kosgei from Kenya, who won the Men’s and Women’s Full Marathon with respective times of 02:19:01 and 02:41:05.

Kennedy Kiproo Lilan 2013 male Winner
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Kennedy Kiproo Lilan emerged as the champion at this year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon

Rose Chekurui Kosgei 2013 female Winner
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Rose Chekurui Kosgei coming up top in the Women’s Full Marathon Open Category

The Men’s Full Marathon first runner-up medal with a time of 02:19:35 went to Chelimo Luka Kipkemoi of Kenya just ahead of Kosgei Robert Kilagat from Kenya (02:19:50). Viola Chepleting Bor from Kenya was the second to cross the line in the Women’s Full Marathon with a time of 02:41:26, while Rose Kerubo Nyangacha from Kenya finished third (02:42:31).
Malaysian Full Marathoners were not far behind with Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor earning the Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s Title and Yuan Yu Fang taking the Malaysian Women’s category with a time of 02:41:55 and 03:37:16 respectively.

Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor First malaysian runner
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Fabian @ Osmond Bin Daimor clinched the title of full Marathon Malaysian Men’s Winner this year

Yuan Yu Fang,Loh Chooi Fern and Choong Swee Ying
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Yuan Yu Fang, the winner of the Marathon Malaysia Women category is flanked by Loh Chooi Fern, the first-runner up on her left and Choong Swee Ying, second-runner up on her right

As the prize package offered for Standard Chartered KL Marathon remains the highest amongst all marathons in Malaysia, this year’s marathon prize package was increased to a total of USD 112,000.

Some 33,000 runners took off from the starting lines in Dataran Merdeka and Jalan Parlimen throughout race day, solidifying the Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s position as the largest marathon event in Malaysia. Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Hj. Talib, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur started off Race Day with a blast by firing the first gun to signal the start of the Full Marathon category.

Other dignitaries present at the marathon were Y.B Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd. Sheriff Mohd. Kassim, Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia; Osman Morad, Managing Director & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Dato Zainal Abidin bin Haji Ahmad president of the Malaysian Athletic Federation (MAF) and Chua Seck Guan, CEO of MSIG Insurance.

Osman Morad, Managing Director & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia said, “We are proud to be the title sponsor of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon for the fifth year. Seeing an increase of more than 17 percent runners gather together to ‘run for a reason’ this year inspires us all to do better and greater things. I’m so pleased to see the Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s tremendous growth this year, and we hope the runners and spectators alike spread the ‘marathon spirit’ throughout Malaysia and the world.”
Rainer Biemans, Project Director, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 said, “The success of today’s event truly cements the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as one of Malaysia’s premiere sporting events. On behalf of the organisers, I’d like to thank everyone for their dedicated support and commitment that went into making this day a great success. I would also like to extend congratulations to all of the 33,000 local and foreign runners that ran for a reason today!”

S. Vegiyathuman, General Secretary of the "Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association ":http://www.ftaaa.org.my/said, “In the five years that The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been here, so much growth has taken place and the community is now closer than ever before, thanks to this iconic running event, positive terms of participation and event organisation. But what is interesting to see is how the running feedback from the running community demonstrates the significance of the Standard Chartered KL marathon to them, with some even stating that the highlight of the marathon is to see the city of Kuala Lumpur with the company of family and friends. We hope and wish for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon to continue growing, and we are proud with the success gained thus far.”
Berbard Mwendia Muthoni, Kenya took home the men’s Honda Half Marathon title, clocking 01:07:26 while Ann Mukuhi Njihia, Kenya won the women’s category of the half marathon at 01:17:04.

The only relay race in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, the MSIG Ekiden category saw the winner, Ekiden – New Balance take home the first prize for being the fastest to team to complete the 21km distance.

Ahmad Luth Bin Hamizan took home the winning title of the 10km Speed Category at 00:32:21 while Yuan Yu Fang won the female 10km Speed Category with the time of 00:42:39.04.

The Ministries Challenge category saw Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia emerge as the winner with a time of 03:28:06. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) came in a close second with the time of 03:30:12 and the Economic Planning Unit came in third with a timing of 03:31:31.
In the Corporate Challenge category, in which organisations in Malaysia ran for charity, Telekom Malaysia Berhad took the winning title with a speed of 02:34:14, followed by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Sdn at 03:18:08 and GENTING MALAYSIA BERHAD at 03:24:25.
The Universities Challenge category saw more than 10 universities put on their running gear in friendly competition. The winners, Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman KL were the fastest in reaching the finishing line, demonstrating their strong ability to work together as a team to achieve their goals.

In addition to the title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Gold sponsors include MSIG and Honda. Official partners are Seiko, MYLAPS, New Balance, NTV7, 100 Plus and Li TV. The event is co-organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 is sanctioned and supported by the relevant international and local sporting authorities- Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF), Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA), International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), Association of International Marathons, Distance Races (AIMS), and National Fitness Council (NFC).

] Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Champion of Men Full Marathon this year, Kosgei Robert Kilagat, 2nd Runner Up of the Marathon,  Rainer Biemans, Project Director, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013, with the top three winners from the Malaysian Men Full Marathon
Credit : Standard Chartered Kl Marathon

[L-R] Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Champion of Men Full Marathon this year, Kosgei Robert Kilagat, 2nd Runner Up of the Marathon, Rainer Biemans, Project Director, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013, with the top three winners from the Malaysian Men Full Marathon.

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 Methodist College Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 02:30:49
3rd UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS Malaysia 02:53:45