Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Press Release: EDUCITY SUNDOWN MALAYSIA 2014 ATTRACTED 5000 PARTICIPANTS FROM 35 COUNTRIES



The inaugural EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2014 marked its presence in Nusajaya, Johor.

Nusajaya, Johor Bahru, 21 June 2014 – Johor Bahru’s first night half marathon, EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2014 marked its first presence in Nusajaya, Johor. 5,000 registered runners were flagged off at 8.00 pm and 8.30 pm for the 21k and 12k distances respectively at the EduCity Sports Complex by Joanne Oei, Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd.


The renowned Singapore based run, Sundown Marathon expanded its reach across the Causeway and welcomed runners from more than 35 countries on its maiden race. 5000 runners were registered from Malaysia, Singapore and as far as Philippines, Brunei, China, Indonesia, India, USA, Iran and Australia.

The event ended with 24 participants receiving prizes for finishing with the top 3 best times in their respective categories ; 15 out of these were Malaysians.


Winners of 21km Mens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner SUBRAMANIAM A/L RANGAR (Malaysia), 2nd place NEO SHUN JIE (Malaysia), 1st place MICHAEL XENOS (Greece), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)

Micheal Xenos from Greece clocked in the fastest time for the 21km mens open, under 1 hour and 16 minutes.


Winners of 21km Womens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner BRITTANY LIM HUEY TING (Malaysia), 2nd place CAROL CUNNINGHAM (Britain), 1st place ENG HWEE LING EZANN (Singapore), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)

Eng Hwee Ling Ezann from Singapore was the champion of the 21km womens open, in under 1 hour and 40 minutes.


Winners of 12km Mens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner MOHAMAD IZAM SHAH BIN ZAINAL ABIM (Malaysia), 2nd TAY LIP KEE (Malaysia), 1st CHARLES SIVASANGARAN (Malaysia), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)

For the 12km mens open, local runner Chaless Sivasanngaran reached the finish line in less than 46 minutes and 52 seconds


Winners of 12km womens Open [left to right] CG LIM (Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia), 3rd place winner SOCHEATA UNG (Cambodia), 2nd LIM AI LIN (Malaysia), 1st ASHA NIVEN (Britain), Joanne Oei (Managing Director of Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd)

Asha Niven won the 12km womens open, clocked just under 54 minutes and 2 seconds.

The prizes were presented to the race winners by Joanne Oei and CG Lim the Managing Director of HiVelocity Events Malaysia and the organiser and owner of EduCity Sundown Malaysia.

Fully owned and organized by HiVelocity Events, EduCity Sundown Malaysia 2014 was part of a plan to expand the Sundown Marathon brand, created in 2008 in Singapore, delivering its unique night running experience to runners all across the region starting with Malaysia. With the tag line “Bring on the night”, organizers are set to challenge participants to a great running experience at night.

The partners for the event are: Venue Sponsor – Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd, Title Sponsor – Iskandar Investment Berhad and Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd, Official Hydration Partner – Revive and Bleu, Official Apparel - Brooks, Official Energy Bar – Powerbar, Official Hotel – Pariss Hotel, Official Sports Store – Athlete’s Circle, Official Heart Rate Monitor – Polar, Official Race Pack Venue – Medini Mall, other goods in kind sponsors – Rocktape, Munchy’s Oat Krunch, Perskindol, 2XU, Nathan, and the event is supported by Iskandar Malaysia and Tourism Johor.

For full race results please visit www.sundownmalaysia.com


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