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Rembau Challenge Targets More Than 800 Participants

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PUTRAJAYA – Endurance sports event, The Rembau Challenge 2015 is targeting to attract 410 teams of two people each in its second edition.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said since registration opened on Sept 11, the event had received encouraging response especially from foreign athletes.

“The challenge this time will be slightly different in that the distance in the amateur category will be shortened from 72km to 63km while the professional category will be increased by 2.2km to 100km.

“In the professional category, participants need to climb all to way to the peak of Gunung Datuk,” he said when speaking at the launch of the challenge here today.

Khairy said apart from the trend of growing interest in endurance and fitness sports, the event will also assist the ministry promote its programme and a healthy lifestyle.

In the inaugural edition last year, there were 238 teams represented by 408 athletes from 13 countries including Malaysia.

The Rembau Challenge scheduled for November 29, is similar to a triathlon, covering a trail run, mountain biking, kayaking, tubing and team biathlon, which offers total prize money of RM150,000. – BERNAMA

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