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Monday, December 19, 2005

An "International" Marathon?

You know it's pretty shoddy when:
- An "International" marathon's website still shows the previous edition's (held Mar 2005) information with 11 weeks to go
- Previous year's "expo" held at a hotel has been scrapped
- The series of official training runs organized are not covered in the newspapers. Worst, the 1st of these runs have concluded!
- I receive no reply to an email I sent to the organizer

I won't mention which marathon this is but if this marathon is the most participated in this country, you get the idea on the state of marathoning here. Oh yes, for those who want to download the entry form to the KL International Marathon, hit this link.


  • After what we went through in Singapore, this "international" event will REALLY pale by comparision. As usual their intentions are noble and good. Majulah sukan untuk negara and all that rubbish but they have obviously not learnt anything from previous years or even bothered to emulate our southern neighbours. It seems that they're just going through the motions. Organizing it because "others are doing it so must we". Sadly as with most things here, the ideas can sometimes be excellent but it's the implementation and the maintainence that's usually half-hearted.

    I think I'll give this event a miss. Or maybe just do a 10K.

    By Anonymous Lawrence, at 10:43 AM  

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