It was a historic moment as Malaysian marathon runner Tan Huong Leong a.k.a Leo Tan broke his personal best (PB) and set a new national marathon record after clocking 2 hours, 23 minutes and 13 seconds at the 2020 Taipei Marathon.
The 32-year-old crossed the line at the sixth place, which also obliterated his previous record of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 02 seconds set two years ago at the Fukuoka International Marathon.
“The weather was cold and humid as I was battling with rains. But I am happy and satisfied with my performance and results,” said theTaiwan based marathon runner.
Leo Tan also expressed hope of hitting 2:22 in his next marathon event.
The Taipei Marathon currently is an IAAF Bronze Label event.