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Isuzu share the spirit of endurance and tenacity with every runner in the marathon.
The Kuching Marathon, one of the premier distance running events in Malaysia and the most prestigious mass-participation event on the island of Borneo, would be backed this year by Isuzu, seen as yet another legendary name associated with going the distance.
Long established as the leader in diesel engine technology producing durable and highly efficient vehicles, including the ‘legendary’ Isuzu D-Max that covered more than 1,800km from Bangkok to Singapore on less than 1 tank of fuel and Malaysia’s most popular truck Isuzu Elf, Isuzu says it is the go-to brand for dependable and capable vehicles. As the main sponsor of the Kuching Marathon 2019, Isuzu Malaysia aims to play a more effective role in encouraging environmentally-friendly and healthy pursuits.
“As a brand founded on having the ability to go hard and run the distance, we share the spirit of endurance and tenacity with every runner in the marathon. It is in this spirit that Isuzu has chosen to be a part of this year’s Kuching Marathon,” said CEO of Isuzu Malaysia Koji Nakamura.
An official launch ceremony was held in Kuching, graced by Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and the mayors of North and South Kuching. Representing Isuzu Malaysia was Chief Operating Officer Masayuki Suzuki who handed over the sponsorship plaque to Event Director Liew Tang Chieh.
This year’s Kuching Marathon is in its sixth edition and would begin and end at Padang Merdeka on 18th August, 2019. This year’s event would again feature four distance categories; the 5km, 10km, half marathon and the full international-standard 42.195km run that is recognised and sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
The full marathon would take participants through and past the administrative centre of Kuching North and some of the more historic parts of Kuching South before heading back to the finish line at the iconic Padang Merdeka.
Prizes would be awarded for the full marathon, half marathon and 10km runs with individual categories for Men, Women and Veterans while the 5km fun run is open to runners of all ages and offers an opportunity for participants to soak in some of the unique architecture and rich history of Kuching city.
The event is expected to attract more than 11,000 participants vying to push their limits and experience one of the most prestigious annual sporting events in Sarawak. Details and participation in the Kuching Marathon 2019 could be found at www.marathonkuching.com.
婆罗洲最负盛名的活动，马来西亚规模最大马拉松活动之一的古晋马拉松赛2019即将盛大展开！在今年的活动上将会有大马五十铃(Isuzu Malaysia) 全力赞助，见证另外一个传奇的诞生！
长期以来， 大马五十铃作为柴油引擎技术的领导者开发出了不少耐用，高效能的车辆，包括了大马消费者熟悉的 五十铃D-Max ，这一台马来西亚人最爱的传奇皮卡仅使用了一箱燃油就征服了从曼谷到新加坡，总长途超过1,800公里的旅程。而 五十铃 Elf 卡车则是耐用和强大的代表者，深受本地公司喜爱。作为古晋马拉松赛2019的主要赞助商，大马五十铃希望在鼓励民众照顾环境的友好以及追求健康上发挥更有效的作用。
大马五十铃的首席执行员中村幸滋(Koji Nakamura)表示：“作为一个以努力奋斗和长续程能力为基础的品牌，我们会和每一位马拉松赛事的参赛选手分享我们耐力与坚韧的精神。正是本着这种精神， 大马五十铃才会选择成为古晋马拉松赛的一份子。”
砂拉越旅游、艺术、文化、青年和体育部部长拿督阿都卡林（ Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah ）在古晋北市以及南市市长陪同下进行了2019古晋马拉松赛事的正式启动仪式。代表 大马五十铃的是首席营运员铃木正幸 (Masayuki Suzuki)，他将赞助匾额交给了古晋马拉松赛事总监刘丹嵥律师。
今年的古晋马拉松进入了第六届，并将于2019年8月18日在古晋独立广场展开和结束。今年的赛事将再次出现四个组别，分别是5公里组，10公里组，半程马拉松以及国际标准的42.195公里全程马拉松组别，这一项赛事获得了国际马拉松与远程竞赛协会（ AIMS ）的认可。
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