| Fadhil Yunus |
BRUNEIAN runner Afzan Drahman completed the 44th New York City Marathon in less than six hours earlier this month.
Afzan braved tough weather conditions due to unforgiving strong winds to set his time on foreign soil.
Upon registration, the runner awaited and received confirmation from New York Road Runners, a running organisation based in New York, to take part in the race.
According to the New York Road Runners system, Afzan was reportedly the only Bruneian- registered runner to have both taken part and completed the race.
According to a friend, the purpose of his race was to participate for fun and importantly to fly the flag for Brunei Darussalam and do his country proud.