Pelari maraton Malaysia, Mohd. Syahidan Alias, 31 berjaya memecahkan rekod dunia di Australia semalam dengan rekod selama 2 jam 54 minit untuk 42km jarak larian. Catatan tersebut merupakan yang paling pantas daripada rekod larian sebelumnya iaitu 3 jam 29 minit.
Kejayaan Syahidan membuatkannya mendapat pengiktirafan Guinness World Record sekaligus menjadikannya pelari dari Malaysia terpantas di Festival Larian Sydney Australia semalam.
Turut membanggakan apabila beliau berlari dengan pakaian Jalur Gemilang direka khas oleh pereka tempatan yang seperti menyerupai ‘bendera manusia’.
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Thank you @ntv7malaysia 7Edition News for the LIVE interview just now from Sydney! . . Happy Malaysia Day to all Malaysian and pray that I will make history to break the Guinness World Record to finish the 42.2km in 3:29hours with the “Jalur Gemilang” National Flag Costume designed by talented #anakmalaysia fashion designer Kamilla Rozary! . . Thank you to SAC friends for your financial contribution towards this GWR attempt and @airasia for flying us to Sydney Australia! #sayangimalaysiaku ❤️🙏🏼🏃🏻♂️💨🇲🇾 @ Sydney, Australia
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THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD AS THE FASTEST MARATHON WITH NATIONAL FLAG COSTUME WITH A RECORD TIME OF 2 HOURS 54 MINUTES! . . I am proud to celebrate the Malaysia Day today at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival and breaking the Guinness World Record as the Fastest Marathon With a National Flag Costume with a time of 2 hours 54 minutes! 🏃🏻♂️💨🇲🇾 . I only got a chance to try the costume once when I am here in Sydney but I know nothing can stop me to achieve this milestone. It is very cold with strong wind today. It was a challenge to run with the Flag Costume as I felt my body swaying from side to side when the wind blows and created a strong resistant for me to move forward. . . I’m not sure where the energy and adrenaline came from but nothing can describe how proud I am to break the Guinness World Record on Malaysia Day! When people cheered and shouted; “Go Malaysia! and Malaysia Boleh!” , it gave me goosebumps and I felt the responsibility to carry the “Jalur Gemilang” with pride and honour on me! 🏃🏻♂️💨🇲🇾💪🏼 . Running is my passion for almost 10 years and I am happy to complete my 21st Full Marathon (42.2km) and my 17th sub-3:00 hours Full Marathon today! Every marathon that I ran, make me more humble with the distance. . . I want to thank all SAC friends for the financial contributions for this trip, AirAsia for flying me and my Manager; Jolene Hong to Sydney, the local fashion designer; Kamilla Rozary for her time to make this costume a reality, and Berita Harian & NTV7 7Edition for covering my journey to this Guinness World Record attempt. 🙏🏼🇲🇾 . Thank you to all Malaysian for your positive words and encouragement. I have learned that the purpose of life is to live it, to #DARETODREAM, to reach out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences. The journey as the #FlagMan continues! 🤪 . Please share the news and HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY! #sayangimalaysiaku #daretodream #edansyahjourney #airasia #independentathlete #malaysiaboleh #sydneyrunningfestival