THE ASICS META : Time : Trials Malaysia Edition concluded on a high note at Persiaran Flora, Cyberjaya, leaving an indelible mark on the running community with a sold-out crowd of 3,000 runners.
This extraordinary road race, now in its second year, not only redefined each individual’s personal limits but also showcased the unwavering spirit of achievement and triumph, echoing the triumphant spirit witnessed in the Southeast Asian edition held in Bangkok, Thailand last year.
Mr. Yogesh Gandhi, Managing Director of ASICS Asia, said, “We are thrilled by the tremendous enthusiasm and participation in the META : Time : Trials in Malaysia, which has proven to be truly inspiring.
“This event has not only united a diverse community of runners but has also encapsulated the essence of determination and the relentless pursuit of greatness.
“We are excited to see this event become a cornerstone in Malaysia’s running culture, embodying the ASICS principle that keeping a sound mind and sound body leads to triumph, and we eagerly anticipate its expansion to other countries, fostering a global community bound by the shared spirit of achievement.”
Joining Robi on the podium were Subas Gurung from Nepal (31:25) and Trí Nguyễn Anh from Vietnam (32:46), highlighting the competitive spirit of the event.
Additionally, in the Women’s Invitational’s category, Serena Teoh from Singapore showcased an exceptional performance, securing victory with a remarkable time of 38:38. She was joined with Joida Gagnao from the Philippines (39:18) and Chui Ling Goh from Singapore (39:57).
Hariz Hamdan, ASICS Malaysia Brand Ambassador, said, “I have been training as much as I could in anticipation for this very day. I am very thrilled to not only be able to take part in this run but also run with fellow atheletes across all ages alike. 10km is not easy for many but running together and doing our best is what matters.
“Being part of a brand that at its core not only focuses on fitness but also the overall well-being of a person aligns with my personal values and for that thank you ASICS Malaysia for not only giving me this platform but also this opportunity to go further.”
In addition to Open Category, the ASICS META : Time : Trials Malaysia Edition featured an elite category that was invitational only. The crème de la crème of runners in this exclusive group showcased unparalleled speed looking to achieve their Personal Best (PBs) were donning the cutting-edge The METASPEED™ EDGE+ and METASPEED™ SKY+ shoes during the run.
Crafted with precision for cadence-style runners, the METASPEED™ EDGE+ redefined the art of starting fast and finishing even faster.
Meanwhile, the METASPEED™ SKY+ took stride-style runners to new heights on the track, providing an unmatched experience of speed conquest.
These advanced racing shoes not only redefine the limits of speed but also epitomize the innovation that ASICS brings to the running sector, providing elite athletes with a distinct advantage in their pursuit of greatness at events like the ASICS META : Time : Trials Malaysia Edition.
ASICS also provided a preview of the new NOVABLAST 4 shoe to all the runners present at the event. NOVABLAST 4 which is set to launch in December 2023 is a bouncy trainer that has quickly become one of ASICS’ most popular running shoes.
The shoe’s renowned trampoline effect is achieved through FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO cushioning and geometries that create a springy feel underfoot. Runners were given the opportunity to try on the new NOVABLAST 4 with the help of ASICS personnel on standby.
Winners walked away with cash prizes, top-notch ASICS gear, cutting-edge Garmin products, and sleek Oakley eyewear. ASICS META : Time : Trials Malaysia stands as a Winners walked away with cash prizes, top-notch ASICS gear, cutting-edge Garmin products, and sleek Oakley eyewear.
ASICS META : Time : Trials Malaysia stands as a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to innovation in the running sector. It reinforces ASICS’ position as a pioneer, continually providing elite athletes with the ideal platform to unleash their potential.