with Great Eastern staff and agents as he flags off participants.
THE second half of the Viper
Challenge series in Malaysia, widely acknowledged as Asia’s biggest obstacle
course running event, continued its momentum from where it left off two months
ago in Medini, Johor at Genting Highlands.
The event, dubbed the Great Eastern
Genting King of the Mountain, saw 10,000 participants battling hilly terrain,
winding roads and some new obstacles.
The cool climate at The Ranch in
Awana, Genting Highlands was a welcome change for all participants after the
energy-sapping heat of the previous stops.
The Great Eastern Genting King of the
Mountain, the first of the mid-level Viper Challenge event, saw Great Eastern
Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Koh Yaw Hui
flagging off about 300 staff members and agents of Great Eastern.
The Great Eastern Viper Challenge
2017 Series was presented by Great Eastern Life as part of their “Live Great
Programme”, the first integrated health and wellness programme by an insurance
company in the region.
Challenge provided an unforgettable and unique experience for all participants.
It comprised five components
including wellness tools, health tips, mobile applications, workshops and
“This is our third time here in
Genting and the demand has been increasing as Viper Challenge provides an
“It also serves as an escape route
for those caught up in a fast-paced lifestyle and assures participants a unique
experience,” said Viper Challenge head of operations Simran Latif.
Malaysia Major Events, a division of
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), and an agency
under the Tourism and Culture Ministry, had pledged its continuous
support of the Viper Challenge.
Since the first edition in 2013, more
events had been introduced every year with the brand currently boasting well
over 120,000 enthusiasts who competed in events on the local front and internationally.
Mohammad Hanif, an advertising and
multimedia designer who worked in Genting Highlands, was thrilled with his
exceptional experience after crossing the finish line to earn his medal and
“I am extremely proud of myself for
having completed this obstacle course running event as it was my first time.
The ‘Wheel of
Fortune‘ obstacle made its debut during the Great Eastern Genting King of the
“There were times during the event
when I thought of quitting, but thankfully my group of friends helped me all
the way to the finish line,” said the ecstatic Kelantan-born Hanif.
Alyssa Francis, a 21-year-old student
with University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar), spoke very highly of how the Viper
Challenge helped overcome barriers.
“This Viper Challenge event has
really pushed me to limits which I never thought I could reach, physically and
“I experienced muscle cramp on my
right leg and because of my fear of heights, was terrified as we were going
higher up the mountain.
“Thankfully, I made it to the finish
line,” said a visibly relieved Alyssa, who was pursuing a degree in psychology.
Viper Challenge’s multiple formats,
which cater to the masses and an elite few, required participants to complete
any three of the five events – Singapore, Penang and Johor (entry-level),
Genting Highlands, Shah Alam (mid-level) and the final event, the Great Eastern
The next Great Eastern Viper
Challenge event will be held at the Shah Alam Stadium on September 9, where the
participants will aim to complete their Series Finisher Medal with the grand
finale taking place at Cyberjaya in December.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.viperchallenge.com
Source from : http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/scoreboard/2017/07/20/they-came-they-saw-they-conquered-tough-obstacles-are-no-barrier-as-10000-participants-take-part-in/
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