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Published: Wednesday January 1, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday January 1, 2014 MYT 11:19:21 AM

Afif tops the bill

Keys to the machine: Afif with his Chevrolet Colorado.

Keys to the machine: Afif with his Chevrolet Colorado.

Muhammad Afif Drani became the proud owner of a Chevrolet Colorado 2.8 (M) Adventure Edition 4x4 Truck when he emerged the grand prize winner in the Mountain Dew Cabaran Dew Xtreme 2013 contest.

The 28-year-old rock climbing instructor of an international school struggled through a stack of cardboards in the puzzle challenge before qualifying to face the mega obstacle course built at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur as the final challenge.

“The puzzle was quite challenging but I managed to figure it out at the end,” said Afif. “The obstacle course was manageable and I tried not to panic and swiftly finish the course.

“I am so excited to have won the grand prize and I am not sure how to celebrate yet,” he added.

On the beat: The KL stompers thrilled the audience with a dazzling performance.
On the beat: The KL stompers thrilling the audience with a dazzling performance.

Tan Wei Sin, 33, was slightly disappointed at ending up in the runner-up spot after injuring his hand in a fall from a rope during the obstacle course.

“I consider myself lucky to have finished second in the challenge as I was always the last to come through from the qualifying rounds.

“Although the last challenge was difficult, I tried my best and I am happy to have qualified in the final,” he said.

Tan was the second competitor to complete the puzzle challenge but was not able to finish the obstacle course due to his injury. For his brave efforts, Tan won a Chevrolet Sonic Hatch 1.4 Shiftronic.

Afif and Tan were among the five finalists who made it to the grand final from among 85 participants who went through five challenges on land, sea and air.

The first-of-its-kind event was organised by Mountain Dew. Cabaran Dew Xtreme is the third edition of the Mountain Dew Challenge.

Pemanis Sandilands Sdn Bhd Marketing and Business Development vice-president Hemalatha Ragavan said the challenge received positive response from the public.

“The response was even better than last year. We ramped up the levels of extreme fun by challenging participants to some gruelling tasks in this year’s event,” she added.

Tags / Keywords: Central Region, mountain dew, chevrolet, extreme

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