According to what I read on my FB wall, a Klang Pacer runner, passed out at the 15km mark during the Putrajaya night marathon, fell on his face, was rushed to the Putrajaya hospital and passed away at the hospital due to heart attack. I AM STILL CONFIRMING these details with Kelvin Ng, another fellow runner who knows about this case. I just called him a few moments ago (6.34AM, 8/2/2010), (while drafting this post), and according to him the 43 year old, ill fated runner is from the Klang Pacers. Kelvin will inform me once he knows the name of the deceased, so that I can put here in my blog, and more importantly that the condolence can be addressed to the family of the runner right away. May his soul rest in peace. I will write more on this after I get further details.
Confirmation : the name of the runner is Yau Sze Chow, of Subang.
This is not the first time we’ve heard of life casualties during sporting events. . Will take another post to share my comprehending and analysis of this subject matter. Mean time, lets all have a moment of silence (if you’re reading this) to offer prayer to Yau Sze Chow.