KUALA LUMPUR: Nasir Abas, who ran the length of the peninsula to complete the “longest solo run” in the country last year, is attempting to set a new mark – by becoming the first Malaysian to run over 2,000km.
Nasir, a former soldier, began his record-breaking quest today – from Tawau in Sabah to Kuching in Sarawak. He is expected to reach Kuching on Sept 16.
The 48-year-old Nasir’s attempt to run across Borneo is sponsored by 100PLUS and supported by the Defence Ministry. Nike is a co-sponsor of the run.
The run will be known as the Longest Solo Run 2003 – Tawau to Kuching. Nasir expects to take around 52 days to complete the 2,173km run.
“I should be able to cover between 40km and 50km a day. But it also depends on the weather conditions and the terrain. “Although the distance is great, I have prepared well and I am confident of achieving my target,” said Nasir.