Sunday, August 30, 2009

Running away: Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, 2007

In March 2007 I ran loops around the park that stands at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia’s capital as part of my tapering for the Standard Chartered half marathon held in Hong Kong on March 4. I love these towers, which were designed by Argentine-American architect César Pelli. (He also designed the World Financial Center in New York.) I was in KL visiting people I work with at the Islamic Financial Services Board.

I ran a slow 2:12:07 in the half marathon. The course was changed the following year, after problems with walkers blocking the path of runners in the last 7K or so, especially at the entrance to the cross-harbour tunnel.

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