Md Khairul Anuar bin Ramli sealed a memorable triumph in the first major domestic event in the running calendar this year in the inaugural Brunei Run 2020 yesterday. The race started and ended at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the capital.
The local runner clinched top place in the men’s 10km category while Siaw Kim Tho emerged winner in the women’s 10km category.
Meanwhile, Mohd Syazwi Iman bin Haji Zulkifli and Chloe Clarke bagged the 5km category titles in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.
Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud presented the prizes.
Md Khairul Anuar, the winner of the 10km race, felt happy and proud after securing the title under his belt having begun training ahead of the hugely-anticipated meet since March 2019.
“I am very delighted with this victory after working hard with my coach Sulaiman from the Youth and Sports Department. Training was held six times per week,” he said.
Over 500 runners took part in the Brunei Run 2020 including participants from the United States of America, Czech Republic, England, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia as well as Brunei Darussalam.
The route took participants along the scenic Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge as well as many other surrounding attractions in the capital.
The event brought the local and global wellness community together to support the United Nations (UN) International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.