Did you know that over 8,000 tonnes of bananas will be consumed at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, that is equivalent to the weight of 7 Honda City cars?In addition,over 64,000litres of water and 17,000 litres of isotonic drinks will be served to all runners at the Marathon.

These are some of the fun facts that were shared by Rainer Biemans, Race Owner and Organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon and Director of Dirigo Events, in a presentation with the Marathon’s official sponsors, partners, suppliers and the media at the Pacific Regency hotel.

Biemans also updated the guests on the final number of participants. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon will see 35,000 runners competing across various categories. The most popular category will come from the MSIG 10 km with 15,000 runners taking part. Meanwhile, the Full Marathon and the Honda Half Marathon category has seen an increase by 27% and 9% respectively in participation from last year.

Biemanssaid, “We are at the final stages of preparations and at this point we are pleased with the progress. We know the Standard Chartered KL Marathon holds a special place with the runners, and it has garnered a lot of interest within the community. We want to deliver a great experience for the runners and this would not be possible without the backing of our sponsors, the partners, and the media. We want to thank them for their support.”

“The strong partnershipbetween the Bank and the many stakeholders is a testimony to how far the Standard Chartered KL Marathon has come as an iconic sporting event in Malaysia. As a proud title sponsor of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, we cannot be any happier as this is a great way to celebrate our 140th anniversary in Malaysia. We wish all runners the best of luck and we look forward to welcoming the runners at the race.” said Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director, and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia.

The 2015 Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank, and along with event owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. and co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

The Marathon is also supported by Gold Sponsors, MSIG Insurance and Honda Malaysia, as well as Official Partners, Seiko, Pacific Regency Hotel Group and F&N. Race owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. also welcomes German sports-goods maker; adidas who is the Official Apparel brand for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015. Additionally, Salonpas,GP Battery, Repucomand Phiten join the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as Official Suppliers completing the list of supporting brands.

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