Hutan Ration is proud to be the official energy bar supplier for this year’s 2019 KL Towerthon.
As tower running slowly gain its popularity over the past few years, Hutan Ration sees the huge turn out as a positive indication to the sporting industry.
The run, in its 18th edition this year received encouraging response from local and international participants. Amongst whom are from Kenya, New Zealand, Japan, they all tested their endurance and speed in conquering the 2,058 steps with a elevation of 228 meters.
Consequently, this year’s edition was won by Soh Wai Ching, with a record breaking time of 9:08 minutes although it is a new course with a distance of 200m + 2058 steps. He is now currently ranked World No 5 and Asia No 1 in Tower running sport.
Tower running is a sport which involves running up tall man-made structures. Usually the races take place on the internal staircases of skyscrapers, but the term can cover any foot race which involves a course that ascends a man-made structure.
Tower running races often take place at the world’s tallest structures, including Taipei 101 (Taipei), Menara Tower (Kuala Lumpur), Willis Tower (Chicago), CN Tower (Toronto), Eiffel Tower (Paris) Eureka Tower (Melbourne), Swissotel (Singapore), Tower 42 (London), the Empire State Building (New York), the Bitexco Financial Tower (Ho Chi Minh City), and the Colpatria Tower (Colombia). Races are held in either time trial or mass-start format and attract elite athletes from various sports often with large sums of prize money.