Check out our list of runners’ Instagram account below, for some inspiration and perhaps even motivation for you to keep going.

Whether you’re just starting out, or looking for a coach, perhaps even a seasoned runner, there’s something for everyone from the Instagram accounts of these 10 various runners.

Without running further away from the point, check out the Instagram accounts of these 10 runners for some #inspo.

1. Jeff Lau


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Of course we’d have to start our list with out very own Men of the Year awardee, who is also an Ultra runner. Jeff Lau’s achievements have seen brands like Under Armour and even watch brand Corum associating itself with him. he was only 23 when he first participated in an Ultramarathon, and at 27 was the youngest Malaysian to complete the Marathon des Sables – the Desert Ultra, which is a six-day race through the Sahara Desert.

2. Edan Syah


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Another representative from our Men of the Year list, Edan Syah is the head coach of Smart Athletics Club. Back in 2016 he was recognised as Malaysia’s fastest marathoner and is a two-time Boston Marathon finisher. He found his purpose in life through running and hope to be the best he can possibly be to inspire others to explore their running goal. Don’t forget to check out his hashtag – #edansyahjourney.

3. Aubry Mennesson


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Once again our Men of the Year recipient, this royal is an adrenaline junkie as well as an IronMan – which means that the husband of the princess of Selangor does more than just running to stay active and fit. When not busy managing his daily tasks, including his role as executive director of US-based ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery, he can be spotted running or jogging around Kuala Lumpur.

4. Muhaizar Mohamad


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Muhaizar Mohamad is a national athlete and recognised among the best long distance runners and has brought the country glory by winning a couple of medals at numerous international competitions. In fact, his first medal in the 2017 SEA Games was Malaysia’s first after 44 years. Muhaizar achieved his personal best of 2:26.21 at the Berlin Marathon in 2018, and his capabilities have seen brands like Asics sponsor him.

5. Soh Wai Ching


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Who says running only happens on roads and tracks? Soh Wai Ching made Malaysia extremely proud when he set the Guinness World Record for Greatest Vertical Height Stair Climbing in One Hour (Male) with a distance of 1.295km.. Back in 2020, he scaled the staircase of The Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur and beat the world record held by David Robles Tapia of Spain who clocked in a distance of 1.227km in an hour.

6. Azran Osman-Rani


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Azran Osman-Rani is an outdoor freak and triathlon athlete as well. Which means you get to see more than just him running. The former AirAsia X CEO also has great business acumen, and is currently focusing on developing his own business Naluri, which also focusses on mental health. So you can bet you’d be getting a holistic approach to life from his feed.

7. Khairy Jamaluddin


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Previously the minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy has been known to lead a healthy and active lifestyle – he was after all an IronMan finisher as well. During the competition Khairy swam a total of 1.9 kilometres, cycled for 90 kilometres and ran a total of 21.1 kilometres. Plus, if you’re into politics, then he’s definitely one of the accounts you’ll want to get updates from.

8. Azwan Bunjing


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Azwan is known to be a fun and enthusiastic running coach as well, who started training others back in 2018. His capabilities has seen brands like Adidas and Garmin sponsor him. Despite being an executive at an MNC company, he finds the time to both run and train others, with his specialty being distance running.

9. Sue Teoh


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While the list has been extremely skewed toward male runners, do note that there are still plenty of women who can and will outrun you. One of them is Sue, who is also a Nike running coach, and triathlete. A former banker, she has also represented Malaysia in a number of international events.

10. Prabudass Krishnan


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Prabudass madde headlines when he spent his own money to participate in the SEA Games. The lance corporal in the navy holds the honour as the first Malaysian to run 5,000m in under 15 minutes. However, it’s probably not surprising as his father, G. Krishnan was also a national athlete who won medals back in the 80’s.

Honorary mention: Steven Chan


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That’s right, the managing director of Burda Luxury Malaysia is also an avid runner – as can be seen via his Instagram handle. He’s often a major supporter when it comes to the August Man Malaysia runs, which we truly appreciate. Therefore we can’t help but highlight him among our list of runners’ Instagram accounts.

written by.

Aaron Pereira

Digital Editor
This fine chocolate man, (that is a connoisseur of fine chocolates) prefers real-life conversations and living off-screen, but is slowly and surely embracing the digital, search engine optimised life.
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