Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
ISUZU Sponsors The KUCHING MARATHON 2019
Isuzu maintains its love for Borneo with this new sponsorship. Isuzu has always backed the world famous Borneo Safari and now Isuzu takes on the ‘Kuching Marathon’, one of the premier distance running events in Malaysia and the most prestigious mass-participation event on the island of Borneo.
Long established as the leader in dieselengine technology producing durable and highly efficient vehicles including thelegendary Isuzu D-Max that conquered the distance of over 1,800km from Bangkokto Singapore using less than 1 tank of fuel and Malaysia’s most popular truck,the Isuzu Elf, Isuzu has been the go-to brand for dependable and capablevehicles. As the main sponsors of the Kuching Marathon 2019, Isuzu Malaysiaaims to play a more effective role in encouraging environmentally-friendly andhealthy pursuits.
“As a brand founded on being the ability togo hard and run the distance, we share the spirit of endurance and tenacitywith every runner in the marathon. It is in this spirit that Isuzu has chosento be a part of this year’s Kuching Marathon,” said CEO of Isuzu Malaysia KojiNakamura.
An official launch ceremony was held inKuching graced by Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth andSports YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah accompanied by the HonorableMayors of both North and South Kuching. Representing Isuzu Malaysia was ChiefOperating Officer Masayuki Suzuki who handed over the sponsorship plaque to theEvent Director of the Kuching Marathon Liew Tang Chieh.
This year’s Kuching Marathon is in itssixth edition and will begin and end at the Padang Merdeka on 18th August 2019.This year’s event will again feature four distance categories including the5km, 10km, half marathon and the full international-standard 42.195km run thatis recognized and sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons andDistance Races (AIMS).
The full marathon will take participantsthrough and past the administrative centre of Kuching North and through some ofthe more historic parts of Kuching South before heading back to the finish lineat the iconic Padang Merdeka.
Prizes will be awarded for the fullmarathon, half marathon and 10km runs with individual categories for Men, Womenand Veterans while the 5km fun run is open to runners of all ages and offers anopportunity for participants to soak in some of the unique architecture andrich history of Kuching city.
The event is expected to attract over11,000 participants vying to push their limits and to experience one of themost prestigious annual sporting events in Sarawak. Details and participationin the Kuching Marathon 2019 can be found at www.marathonkuching.com