Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2022 is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
In its present two-day format, the 5km and Boost Juice 10km categories took place on the first day (12 Nov 2022) while the Half and Full Marathons are being contested on the second day (13 Nov 2022) on a festive weekend of running. There was no registration period for this year’s edition of KLSCM as most registrations were deferred from the postponed 2020 edition of the race.
Dataran Merdeka, the spiritual home of KLSCM, is expected to receive more than 34,000 runners over the two days, from all parts of Malaysia and around the world. For the first time, the 10km category was held on the first day of the event, allowing all participants of KLSCM to have the privilege and pride of starting and finishing at the Main Arch at Dataran Merdeka.
Previously, the 5km and 10km categories used to flag off at the Sogo Department Store on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman when KLSCM was a one-day event. There will be more than 10,400 participants in the Full Marathon category, over 12,200 in the Half Marathon, close to 8,000 in the Boost Juice 10km, and over 3,300 in the 5km category.
A Speed category was introduced in the 5km distance in the last edition of KLSCM in 2019, and maintained this year. The Men’s Open category this year was won by Danil Hakim Mohd Daud from Malaysia in a time of 20:32 while Muhammad Hamizan Darulhisham, also from Malaysia, came in second with a time of 22:42 and third was Jefri Dwi Yulian from Indonesia who completed his run in 27:40.
In the Women’s Open category, Liza Toemen from the Netherlands clinched first place in a time of 29:53 while Yeoh Kar Wuen from Malaysia came in second in 33:39, and third place went to another Malaysian, Norsyuhadah binti Maskan who finished in 36:03.
In the Boost Juice 10km category, the Men’s Open champion was Lel Kipchirchir from Kenya, finishing in 32:27 and Mohamad Shahrin bin Che Abdullah in second place with a time of 34:21 while Azwan Bunjing finished third in a time of 34:50, both from Malaysia.
In the Women’s 10km Open category, the winner was Tan Li Jun from Malaysia, who finished in 43:11 while Iza Maryati binti Mohamad, also from Malaysia, got second place with a time of 43:37 and the final podium place went to Daphne Lim Cai Qin from Singapore in a time of 43:46.