The previous marathon record of 2:28:19 was broken today at the Tokyo Marathon 2018. Sea Games athlete duo – Leo Tan Huong Leong and Muhaizar Mohamed were gunning for a new Malaysian Record! They both managed to break the national record with Tan Huong Leong setting a new record of 2:25:28. Muhaizar ran a 2:27:21. Both of them ran incredible personal bests.
Malaysia’s national record was not the only broken record! Japan’s Yuta Shitara ran an impressive 2:06:10 to claim the new Japan Marathon Record. This is only his 3rd Marathon.
Congratulations Leo & Muhaizar! Congratulations to all finishers of Tokyo Marathon 2018!
Source: Tokyo Marathon
Photo Credits: Jom Kita Lari