With 43 years and kilometres of running experience ‘underfoot’, 61 year old Seow Kong’s many ultrarunning feats foremost comes to mind. But it all began with an active sports life since primary school througout secondary school with table tennis and basketball and running at 19. An advocate of minimalist running, Seow Kong has even before embraced barefoot running. ‘Going Beyond The Wall’, his autobiographical account on running is just one of his latest endeavour to promote something he loves.
Among his many achievements are
– The first Malaysian to have run 100 marathons/ultramarathons.
– Has completed over 200 marathons/ultramarathons.
– Has run north to south, across and around in both Taiwan and Peninsular Malaysia.
– Has completed eight Full Ironman triathlons.
– Has cycled 1300 km in four days last March 2022.
– The first Asian to complete the Grand Slam Marathons (7 continents + the North Pole).
– Has participated in international marathons/ultramarathon events like the Great Wall, Everest Base Camp, North Pole, Antarctica, Sahara Desert, Gobi Desert, Alps, Himalayas and Pyrenees.
– Published a new book ‘Going Beyond the Wall’, sharing his life journey and ultrarunning stories.
– Founded Malaysian Ultra Runners Association in 2014 and remained as its President for five years until 2019.
His former work has taken him to living oveeas for ten years in New Zealand and 21 years in China. After leaving his role as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2014, he is now the owner and Chief Executive Officer of an event management company he started in 2015, mainly organizing ultramarathon running races.
“Everything is easier than what you imagine” is what he believes in.