Woo Chan Yew Runs the Fastest Marathon Time 2:25:07 at Duluth USA

>> June 17, 2012

USA-based runner Woo Chan Yew set the fastest time ever recorded by a Malaysian over the distance of 42,195m when he stopped the clock at 2:25:07s at the 2012 Grandma's Marathon at Duluth, Minnesota, the United States, today (17 June 2012). He finished in 19th position out of 3424 participants.

This performance establish him as the second fastest marathoner in Southeast Asia this year, behind Cambodian Hem Bunnting 2:23:29s. At half-marathon point he sets 1:11:49s - also second fastest at Southeast Asia in 2012, following a fast 10km time of 34:12s.

The 31-year-old Kuala Lumpur born who took part at 2007 SEA Games surpasses not only the SEA Games standards (for 2013 SEAG at Myanmar) but his time is apparently faster than the winner of 2011 SEA Games (2:27:45).

He is now gunning for the a place of the Olympic Games, which means he have to run under 2:18:00s before the deadline on 8th July 2012. The Games of XXX Olympiad will be commenced in 27th of July.

For a record, Woo Chan Yew has lowered Baskaran Kuppusamy's national record 2:29:27 to 2:28:36s at Montreal Marathon in September 2010. Having surpassed the record earlier with 2:26:28s at the 2009 St George Marathon but the drop in elevation of St Georges does not allow the record setting to be ratified.

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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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