KUALA LUMPUR: Top long distance runner M. Arul Thevar won his fourth consecutive men’s Open title in the Fourth Power Run held at the Dataran Merdeka here yesterday.
Arul Thevar, who also won the men’s Open 10km title in the KL International Marathon last week, clocked 34:27 to take home RM1,000.
National athlete Yuan Yufang, who won the Sepang F1 Run on Saturday, bagged the women’s title in 41:00. Defending champion S. Devamani finished second in 42:28. Yufang, who competed in the event for the first time, pocketed RM1,000.
The event, which was jointly organised by Bata Malaysia, KL City Hall, Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association and Malaysian Schools Sports Council, drew more than 3,500 participants.
The Open and men’s junior veterans events were raced over a distance of 10km while those in the other categories were over 7km.
Power Bata marketing brand, advertising and promotions manager James Selvaraj said: “The response from the participants was very encouraging. This annual event is organised to show our appreciation to customers who have given us their support.”
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar flagged off the participants.
Men’s Open: 1. M. Arul Thevar 34:27, 2. R. Muniandy 35:05, 3. H. Jaibalan 36:35.
Women’s Open: 1. Yuan Yufang 41:00, 2. S. Devamani 42:28, 3. Vally Michael 45:48.
Men’s junior veterans: 1. G. Supermaniam 38:59, 2. Iwata Takatshi 39:28, 3. Mohammad Omar 41:07.
Women’s veterans: 1. Wong Pkarhapnan 29:55, 2. Rabai Naklong 30:58, 3. K. Kamaladevi 31:16.
Men’s senior veterans: 1. M. Ramakrishnan 24:54, 2. G. Toiahlan 26:37, 3. Abdullah Malik 26:56.
Boys’ Under-18: 1. R. Venugopal 23:01, 2. M. Vadivellan 23:05, 3. Samuel John Moses 23:22.
Girls’ Under-18: 1. Martika 28:43, 2. Ganthi Manthi 29:41, 3. Ealias 30:59.
Boys’ Under-16: 1. M. Balu 21:35, 2. Leo Kevin Devanandan 21:47, 3. R. Jeyakumar 21:52.
Girls’ Under-16: 1. S. Sanggeetha 27:12; 2. R. Previnah 27:50; 3. S. Sharon Sharmini 27:36.
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