Come Sunday, 27 Aug 2017, over 9,000 runners will attend in a Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM) 2017. This year, a sum series of participants augmenting by 20% compared to final year. About 2,500 runners will take partial in a Full Marathon (FM) category, 3,500 runners in a Half Marathon (HM) category, and 3,000 runners in a 10km category.
MBM 2017 are welcoming scarcely 1,000 unfamiliar participants. Over 200 of them take partial in FM category, 400 in HM difficulty and 360 in 10km category. In addition, Children’s Sprint and 10km Disabled categories saw over 50 sign-ups each.
Thousands of Bali adults and students will acquire runners of this general using eventuality with art and informative performances.
The organiser of MBM 2017 has designed opposite start zones for runners according to foe categories as good as runners’ Personal Best (PB) timing. Runners with faster PB will start a foe forward of those with slower PB.
This magnitude is finished to support for a augmenting series of participants, as good as to yield a comfortable, accessible and protected sourroundings for all.
The new track offers runners a possibility to run by Klungkung, Bangli, as good as civic areas, not usually a villages. The series of marshals and highway barricades will be increased.
The 10km, HM and FM routes are approved by Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The dimensions of a routes was finished by International Measurement Administrator Dave Cundy, who is a Grade A IAAF-AIMS course measurer.
Race Pack Collection (RPC)
Unlike prior years where a Race Pack Collections were hold indoor, this year’s RPC will be hold by a beautiful beach of Bali during Taman Bhagawan (Tanjung Benoa) from Friday to Saturday, 25 to 26 Aug 2017. Runners and their family can suffer a far-reaching accumulation of party and activities during a foe expo, such as examination classes, culinary market, cruise zone, kid’s dilemma and petting zoo.
MBM 2017 provides live eventuality tracking by a GPS-based smartphone application, Maybank Bali Marathon (available on Android and iOS devices). Developed by MyLaps, this app is quite useful for supporters to guard runners’ real-time positions, to select a ideal plcae to hearten a runners, and to guess a finish time of a runners.
For a initial time, MBM Heroes module is introduced to boost using recognition in a village by training 3 runners with opposite motivation. The initial curtain is Irwin Permata, father of dual children, who wants to live a healthier life by completing his initial 10K run during MBM 2017.
Tressabel Hutasoit, who will run her initial Full Marathon during MBM 2017, aspires to boost recognition of healthy vital by pity stories about 4 friends of hers who are ill and incompetent to exercise.
Iqbal Adil, a financial executive with marathon record of 3:58:00 during Jakarta Marathon 2016, aims to kick his possess record and run a 3:30:00 marathon during MBM 2017. He wants to uncover that an typical man can grasp an unusual result.
This module is upheld by MBM17 sponsors and can be tracked by amicable accounts of MBM17.
Full Marathon Contenders
Kenyan runner, Kennedy Lilan Kiptoo, who is a record hilt of MBM with 2:16:54 in 2012, will lapse this year to try his fitness on a new MBM route. Kennedy has won MBM 3 times, from 2012 to 2014. He also won Kuala Lumpur Marathon 5 times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) and Singapore Marathon 2012. His stream PB is 2:11:36, achieved during Zhengzhou Marathon 2011.
Kennedy will face tough competitors such as Haftu Tadele Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) who has a PB of 2:12:08 from Danzhou International Marathon 2013, Gochovi Silas Muturi (Kenya) with PB 2:12:38 from Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Marathon 2016, Geoffrey Birgen Kiprotich (Kenya) with PB 2:14:52 from Taipei International Expressway Marathon 2015 and Tenaw Belete Enyew (Ethiopia) with PB 2:15:33 from Orange International, Mt. Choisi Marathon 2014.
Meanwhile, a women’s difficulty will see foe from dual chosen athletes from Ethiopia, Tirework Lemma who has a PB of 2:31:00 and Shiferaw Bentu Wodajo with PB 2:32:00.
In a internal category, Hamdan Syafril Sayuti who won MBM 3 times in a quarrel (2014, 2015, 2016) will be challenged by Yahuza, leader of MBM 2013 and IG Gede Karangasem, leader of MBM 2012. Hamdan is a stream record hilt for MBM FM internal difficulty with 2:35:32 in 2015.
Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM) is an annual highway foe eventuality hold in Bali. 2017 Maybank Bali Marathon is a 6th book of a event. The foe will underline a multiple of prosaic highway and rolling hills. Runners will knowledge Balinese healthy life and normal art opening along a course.