Our Ambassadors

Tevis Ong

I have always loved sports. In my younger days, I would enjoy playing basketball, badminton, golf and some swimming, but never cycled or ran. I started my revolution into triathlon in 2012 not knowing what I was getting into.

I am not your typical looking triathlete, where running and cycling has never come easy because of my size & weight (even now).

However, as a competitive Age Group athlete, I have since completed numerous multisport events (with multiple podiums), including over 25 half Ironman, 2 Full Ironman, represented Malaysia at the 2019 SEA Games, and was the first Malaysian to conquer the Swissman (Switzerland) and Celtman (Scotland) Extreme Triathlons. I also qualified for the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in 2015.

Looking good is always essential, but slow down? You must be joking! Once you are in, you go all the way cos the races are more mental than it is physical! Norseman here I come to finish the Extreme Tri-Fecta!

Tan Hui Jin

Hui Jin, is an avid runner who joined many running events and participated in many disciplines including road, ultra, trails and cycling. She has been one of the many who completed the Abbott WMM Tokyo Marathon in the year 2016. It has been 10 years since she took up running thus making her inspire more people to take up running slowly but surely!

She started picking up Triathlon last year and her inspiration of becoming a triathlete is when she was just a spectator 6 years ago at the finishing line.

She joined the Olympic Distance at Putrajaya on March 2022, and that’s when her journey begins. From an Olympic distance to a half marathon and ultimately completing a Full Ironman Distance (Swim 3.8KM, Bike 180KM & Run 42KM) in just 9 months’ time and completed as the 1st runner up in her age group category at the Ironman Langkawi 2022.

Hui Jin is also a qualifier for Ironman World Champion Nice 2024, and will be racing it this year. Her personal best finishes the full distance Ironman race with time at 12hours 09mins.

“Discipline & Self Achievements” is the key motivation that keeps her moving forward.

Johnny Lim

Johnny Lim is adventurous, passionate in all kinds of sports, and always determined to achieve his goals.

Back in Dec 2020, he picked up cycling when he couldn’t do any of his favourite sports (indoor) such as badminton & rock climbing due to Covid-19 pandemic. Ever since then he has been in love with cycling, and eventually the passion extended to triathlon.

He is an all rounded sports person (or at least he’d like to believe so) and it certainly resonates well with the vision of Sports Paragon “to provides all rounded sporting gears to the world”. With the support of Sports Paragon, he had completed his very first Triathlon. He is set to participate in many more multi sport races and aims to achieve his ultimate dream of completing a full distance Ironman in the future.

Lim Ee-Van

Ee-Van is a Competitive Age Group 5x Ironman distance triathlon finisher. He eat, live and breathe triathlon. High interest in applying science and methods, with affinity for data analysis to improves in sports and fitness. He has been actively racing since 2004 and has chalked up Multidays and Multistages adventure and trail races, Mountain Biking and cycling races, trans-island swimming, countless marathons and categories of run distances, finished multiple triathlons and duathlons of varying distances, including half-Ironman and Ironman. His motto of “keep showing up” is reflective of his personal commitment to train everyday.

Ashley Koay

Ashley Koay's passion for endurance sports has led her to achieve remarkable feats in her athletic journey. In March 2024, she completed her longest ultra run of 100 miles (168km).

In 2022, Ashley earned The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, a prestigious award for completing four 100km ultra runs: Route 68 Ultra, Route 19 Ultra, Sekinchan Ultra, and Highland Ultra.

Beyond her individual accomplishments, Ashley has served as a pacer for the KL Standard Chartered Marathon in both 2022 and 2023.

Ashley began her triathlon journey at the IRONMAN 70.3 race in 2018. Looking ahead, she plans to return to triathlon events with a focus on rigorous training to improve her fitness and performance.

Her life motto, to build endurance both physically and emotionally, reflects Ashley's unwavering determination to pursue her dreams without limitations.

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Ryna Rynz

Ryna Rynz is an adventure thrill seeker. Petite in size, she is tough to take up challenges and always attempts for ultimate performance. She focuses on Adventure Races and have recently completed the Iron Bound Lenggong Series and emerged as Champion in the Mixed Team.

Ryna is also actively involved in Ultra Trail Running, Cameron Ultra Trail (CULTRA), Ultimate Direction Cross Country, Gopeng Ultra Trail, TMMT, TMBT, Route68, HSUT, BTS100, TransLantau. Apart from Trail events, Ryna is also active in Duathlon, Road/ Trail Running, MTB Jamboree, Ultra Cycling/ Long Distance and is a Champion for the Cyberjaya Night Duathlon, Double Trouble Trail Duathlon, Deuter Trail Run.

‘I am self-motivated, constantly striving to be the best version of myself’ – Ryna Rynz

Jayden Tian

A certified personal trainer with at least 8 years of experience providing effective one-on-one and group training. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Jayden is a Health & Fitness manager in one of the largest commercial fitness centres in Southeast Asia. Apart from the leadership role, Jayden also conducts group fitness classes such as Body Combat, Body Pump, GRIT and inhouse freestyle programme.

Outside the gym, Jayden continues to stay active by consistent involvement in obstacle races, such as the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder and Viper challenge. In fact, he is one of the ambassadors for the Spartan Race & Affiliate program in hope to serve and encourage positivity and active lifestyle among Malaysians. He is also a regular in road runs, trail runs and ultra running events.

In 2022, Jayden emerged as a 1st runner up for the Spartan Race APAC championship (Age group 30-34) and a champion in the Southeast Asia series overall (Age group 30-34). This year, one of his most memorable achievements is successfully completing Titi ultra (50km) with a podium finish – one of the toughest road ultra marathons in Malaysia where route runs through a natural landscape and undulating winding roads. Jayden emerged 2nd place under Men’s open with a sub5 timing.
“It is possible” – is what Jayden lives by. He strives to challenge himself by stepping out of the comfort zone, one step at a time. He believes that shifting from a limiting “fixed” mindset to a more adaptive “growth or learners” mindset is the first step to becoming the change you wish to see in yourself.

Oscar Yeong

Ever since I can remember, my heart has been fuelled by a deep love of Sports and a burning desire to stay fit. The interplay between physical activity, competition, and the pursuit of personal growth has become the driving force in my life.

From an early age, I was a Badminton School Player and Selangor State Softball Player. I also found immense joy in engaging with other sports disciplines. Whether it was shooting hoops on the basketball court, or chasing down a drop shot on the tennis court, the exhilaration of physical activity always resonated with me.

As my love for sports grew, I began exploring different activities to expand my skill set and challenge myself further. I delved into Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), I took up running and discovered the power of endurance and self-motivation, pushing myself to go further with every step. Being one of the Spartan Malaysia Ambassadors, holding the Malaysia flag on a podium or at the finishing line is a symbol of pride and achievement. I was also qualified for the Age Group Spartan World Championship 2022 and 2023.

As I continue on my journey as a sports lover and fitness enthusiast, I remain committed to pushing my boundaries, exploring new sports such as Rock Climbing, Dragon Boat Racing, etc. Inspiring others to embark on their own athletic endeavours. I’m ready to wholeheartedly embrace the challenge with the support of Sports Paragon.

Firdaus Rasid

Introducing our latest member of Sports Paragon Brand Ambassador, Muhammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Rasid- Head Coach & Leader of the Three F Rope Skipping Academy, Perlis. He is a renowned figure in the world of jump rope, known for his exceptional achievements and dedication to the promotion of jump rope industry.

Firdaus is an active Jump Rope Artist and is a Champion in the National Jump Rope Competition from 2004 – 2012. Some of Firdaus successful achievement throughout the years;

– 8 times Gold Medallist in Asia Rope Skipping Championship 2005
– Champion – Speed 24 Hours Asia 2012 (1.9 Million Jumps)
– Malaysia Book Of Records 2022 – New Record Speed Double Dutch

We at Sports Paragon look forward to witnessing a positive impact that undoubtedly have in enhancing the relationship between Sports Paragon and Firdaus

Julie Ngu

Julie Ngu has always been active since her schooling age. She have been representing her school and college in different kind of sports. Julie Ngu was a Sarawak state netball player and also under USM (University Science Malaysia) basketball team and Track and Field team (Discus Throw and Javelin throw)

Fitness background:
– Zumba Instructor
– Lesmills BodyAttack and Lesmills Bodypump Instructor
– Body Transformation Specialist
– Certified Fitness Practitioner
– Currently pursuing American Council of Exercise (ACE) certification

Running background:
SCORE RUN 2014. After that I have been active in a lot of local runs, and every time I just try to be better than my last run. The greatest thing from running is that I get to know lots of friend from different places and I enjoy meeting people in different running events.

Running Pacer for:-
Penang Bridge International Marathon 2022
Borneo International Marathon 2023
Lazada Run 2023
SCORE Marathon 2023

“If you never try, you will never know what you are capable of.”

Nichole Au

Hello! I’m Nichole, and my journey with sports has been a fascinating evolution from a non-sporty childhood to a passionate appreciation for physical activity in my adult year.

During my early years, the idea of competitive sports or intense physical activity wasn’t particularly appealing to me. However, something remarkable happened when I decided to join my mother through her fitness routine.

I began to recognize the countless benefits of incorporating exercises into my life. I took small steps, trying out different sports and activities to see what resonated with me. Along the way, I got into trail running and it has been a staple of my Sunday activity for a good few years.

As the pandemic persisted, I sought further diversification in my fitness routine. Enter cycling. The decision to embrace cycling was not only a response to the limitations imposed by the circumstances but also a realization of the versatility and freedom it offered. Cycling became a means to explore greater distances to maintain my fitness levels in an enjoyable way.

This journey has taught me that personal growth knows no bounds, and sometimes, the activities we least expect to love can become a significant and fulfilling part of our lives. I am excited about the opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals who share a love for an active lifestyle!

Pacemakers Malaysia

Sports Paragon Malaysia x Pacemakers Malaysia
Sports Paragon Malaysia and Pacemakers Malaysia are delighted to announce a partnership for 2023 and beyond which will see new collaborations and ventures in elevating the running community in Malaysia. This partnership aims at seeding and creating a more cohesive experience for runners and supporting to those who are new in running.

Pacemakers Malaysia 2024 Vision
We hope to spread our passion for running to more people, regardless of gender, age, and personnel, so that everyone can take running as a living habit. At the same time, we also hope to have the opportunity to cooperate with Sports Paragon to introduce the company's products to more runners and let everyone know better brands!

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/PacemakersMY/

2023 / 2024 Brooks x Pacemakers Malaysia Ambassadors
1. Ivin Leong
2. Audrey Ong
3. Danny Yee
4. Ong Gaik Hong
5. Eugene Chan
6. Ng Soo Ching
7. Tony Lee
8. Chow Seong Mun
9. Jimmy Lieu
10. Ken Ten

Cindy Sui

Meet Cindy: From Sarawak's Pools to Triathlon's Open Roads

Born and raised in Sarawak, I found my first love in the water, representing my state as a swimmer from the tender age of 12. My journey in competitive swimming took me to Kuala Lumpur, where I pursued higher education and eventually chose to make this vibrant city my second home.

In 2022, I discovered triathlon - a sport that not only tested my limits but expanded them beyond the confines of the swimming lanes into the open water, open roads and trails.

Joining the triathlon community was a leap of faith; it meant stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing the uncertainty of a multi-discipline sport. But it was here, amidst the rigorous swims, bike rides, and runs, that I found a new sense of purpose and a platform to grow beyond the swimmer I once was.

As an elite triathlete, my aspirations soar beyond personal achievements; I aim to represent Malaysia on international platforms, showcasing the relentless spirit and resilience of our people. I hope to inspire others to embrace the transformative power of sport. Let's embark on this adventure together, pushing boundaries, and discovering what we're truly capable of.

Welcome to our community, where every swim stroke, pedal, and stride brings us closer to our goals.

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Mimi Ruslan

Mimi Ruslan's journey in the world of endurance sports began with a passion for running at an early age. Fueled by determination and a thirst for adventure, she soon transitioned to trail running and ultra trail races, where she thrived amidst the rugged terrain and breath taking landscapes. With each mile conquered, Mimi's love for endurance sports only grew stronger, leading her to explore new challenges and disciplines.

After mastering the trails, Mimi set her sights on the world of triathlon, a demanding test of strength, speed, and endurance. She embraced the multisport lifestyle with enthusiasm and dedication, propelling herself to remarkable achievements on both local and international stages. 

Best Achievements:

2022 - IRONMAN LANGKAWI (1st Place Age Group & 2nd Place Malaysian Female)

Undeterred by challenges, Mimi continued to shine, securing 1st place in her age group and 2nd place among Malaysian female athletes. She also qualified for Ironman World Championship 2023 at Kona, Hawaii.

2019 - IRONMAN LANGKAWI (2nd Place Malaysian Female)

Making her debut in the famous long distance triathlon where she demonstrated her prowess as she crossed the finish line as the 2nd place Malaysian female, a remarkable achievement for a first timer.

2022 - Finisher Transpeninsular LRM1300 (1,300km Cycling) 

Pushing the boundaries of endurance, Mimi conquered the Transpeninsular LRM1300, a grueling 1,300km cycling challenge, showcasing her strength, perseverance, and grit.

2017 - Gopeng Ultra 100km (3rd Place) 

Mimi showcased her endurance and resilience, claiming a podium finish in the grueling Gopeng Ultra 100km race, a testament to her commitment and determination.

‘Embrace the journey, conquer the challenge, and redefine your limits. Triathlon isn't just a race—it's a way of life.’ - Mimi Ruslan

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Hafriz Roslee

As an average office worker and dedicated dad, I’ve embarked on a journey that intertwines the everyday balance of work, family, and a pursuit of athletic excellence. This delicate balancing act has not only defined my daily life but also propelled me towards achieving significant milestones in sports and in life. 

My athletic journey, sparked by the challenge of achieving a Spartan Trifecta in 2018, paved the way for completing the Tokyo Marathon in 2019—a testament to my growing passion and dedication to pushing my physical and mental boundaries.

The pandemic in 2021 introduced me to the world of cycling, a discovery that expanded my athletic pursuits and prepared me for participating in an Ironman relay in 2022. This experience further deepened my commitment to multisport events, leading me to compete in multiple duathlon races. 

The culmination of these efforts and experiences is now steering me towards my most ambitious goal yet: completing my first Ironman 70.3 in Langkawi in 2024. Each step in this journey, from running and cycling to mastering the art of balance, reflects not just personal achievements but a broader narrative of an average dad transforming into an exemplar of perseverance and the pursuit of excellence in sports.

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Muhammad Nizam Roselee

Hi, I’m Nizam. My passion in running started in 2015. Back then it was just a medium for me to stay active and healthy. Though the statement remains valid, now I have more appreciation towards running, in the sense that running has taught me so much and changed me for the better.

Over the past years, I’ve participated in various races, half-marathons, marathons and ultras to push myself. One of the proudest achievements was when I completed the 100KM TITI Ultra in 2019. Something that seems impossible to me before, now is possible.

This journey also has introduced me to a lot of interesting and inspiring people. I wish to inspire people, the same way I’ve been inspired. I was selected to be one of the ambassadors for Score Marathon since 2022 until now.

Moving forward, I plan to venture into more sports/activities such as triathlon, trail and obstacles running. Thus, with the support from Sports Paragon, I hope I could fulfil my dreams and inspire others to fulfil theirs.

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Emie

Hi, I'm Zulhilmi Muharam! I started getting involved in the world of running since 2012 and started actively participating in running events in 2015.

I am more passion inclined towards outdoor activities such as running in the forest or trails as well as mountain climbing.

My best achievement in the world of trail running is getting a place as runner-up in the Prasarana trail running event in Janda Baik, Pahang.

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Mohd Afiffudin | Afie

Afie, a passionate and dedicated trail runner with a love for exploring the rugged terrain and pushing personal limits. 

In early 2022, he initiated a dedicated running routine, primarily as training for the Mount Kinabalu hike. As his enthusiasm for running grew, he found himself increasingly drawn to trail running. Embarking on this journey, he started with distances ranging from 25-30KM in 2022. The gradual progression in his running capabilities led him to a significant milestone in 2023, making the leap to ultra-distances. Surprisingly, this challenging realm has now become his favorite and most fulfilling running distance.

He believes in the power of consistency, resilience and setting challenging but achievable goals. 

Afie is highly involved in Ultra Trail Running, MMTF, CULTRA, PECO, KIARA X, KOKT, JBU, MRT. Other than that, Afie also active in road running events, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra distance.

‘Embracing the journey and grow stronger in the process’ - Afie

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Huzaifah

Former National Athlete turn to Multisports enthusiast. Huzaifah was a former national rower representing Malaysia in SEA Games in 2011 & 2013. He also represents Malaysia in the World University Games, Kazan in 2015. 

He is more focus on Triathlons and Duathlons and has completed 3 Iron Distance Triathlon and over 10 middle distance triathlon since 2016. 

He talks and share his journeys in sports in multiple infotainment platform. He believes that sports should be done in the right way. More importantly, one should enjoy the process.

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Mohd Rasidy Darmawan – Founder; KL Night Runner (KLNR)

Since 2018, I've been actively engaged in the realm of running. Initially, my motivation stemmed from a desire to shed some weight, but over time, it evolved into a genuine passion.

Driven by my profound interest in running, I took the initiative to establish a running club named KL Night Runners. The club was created with the aim of not only encouraging individuals to embrace an active lifestyle through sports but also to provide guidance on proper running techniques and strategies.

Beyond my involvement in running, I've also immersed myself in the worlds of cycling and hiking.

Achievements:

  1. Fastest 5KM race - Flora and Fauna 2021 - 20.27 minutes. 
  2. Top 10  - Financial Run 
  3. Kulim Kedah Century Ride 2022 
  4. Melaka International Tourism Endurance 2022
  5. Powerman Putrajaya 2022 & 2023 - 3 hours and 56 minutes- Classic category.
  6. Mount Kinabalu Hike 2023 & 2024

Norita Azmi

I started  taking steps into the world of running ultras in 2015. I started as a long-distance runner and was given the opportunity to represent PPUM and UM in the SUKUM level for long distance running category. I have joined a massive number of marathons and ultra-events to gain my momentum in running and trail runs and eventually it has become one of my passion to strive beyond what I can achieve.

Achivements:

PPUM And UM Athlete representing;

-SUKUM

-200M

-1500M

-2000M

-Relay 4x4

5KM Fun Run

-Zombie Run 2017 - 1st Runner Up

-Premies Run -1st Runner Up

-Red Run City U 2023 -Champion  

10KM Fun Run

-Running In The Name Of Rock 2017 - Champion 

-Millennials Run First Edition 2018 – Champion

-Millennials Run Edisi 3 – 1st Runner Up

21KM Half Marathon 

-CAMRUN Marathon 2019 – 1st Runner Up 

-Wira Run Half Marathon 2023 -2nd Runner Up 

-Bukit Jalil Half Marathon 2023 – 1st Runner Up 

42KM Full Marathon

-Garmin Marathon 2019 -Top 5 

-SCORE Marathon 2019 -Top 5 

-Malaysia Woman Marathon 2023 -Top 5

Ultra Runs

-Ultra Cinta 80KM 2022 - 1st Runner Up  

-Pahang Ultra 50KM 2023 Champion 

-RFM Team- 2023 – Champion

-Malaysia Books Of Record for BIIB Challenge 2019

About KLNR

KL Night Runners was established in 2019. It is a running club that was founded with the intention of fostering a community of passionate runners in Kuala Lumpur. The club serves as a platform to encourage people of all fitness levels to embrace an active lifestyle through running. We organize regular group runs, training sessions, and events aimed at promoting camaraderie and fitness among members.

One of the primary goals of KL Night Runners is to provide support and guidance to individuals who are new to running or looking to improve their skills. We offer coaching sessions where experienced runners share their knowledge on proper running techniques, training plans, injury prevention, and nutrition. Additionally, our club emphasizes the importance of safety during night-time running and provides tips on staying visible and aware of surroundings.

Beyond running, KL Night Runners also promotes a sense of community by organizing social gatherings, charity events, and participation in local races. Through these activities, members have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and contribute to meaningful cause.

KL Night Runners aims to inspire and empower individuals to lead healthier and more active lifestyles while building a supportive and inclusive running community in Kuala Lumpur