World Record as Malaysian runner completes full marathon in Baju Melayu
By: Patrick Beech
Dressed in a traditional baju Melayu, Malaysian marathon runner Mohd Syahidan Alias, 36, achieved a Guinness World Record by completing a full marathon under three hours, at the TCS London Marathon 2023 recently.
"Mission accomplished! We achieved the mission in below 3-hours as the Guinness World Record Holder for the Fastest Full Marathon (42.2km) in Traditional Malay Dress (Male)." Mohd Syahidan, who is known by the nickname Edan Syah, shared in an Instagram post.
Edan finished the marathon in a Baju Melayu with a time record of 2 hours, 49 minutes and 22 seconds, breaking his own marathon record.
His custom-made Baju Melayu was specially designed and created by local boutique Bulan Bintang, known for traditional Malay clothing.
He also thanked his supporters known as Team Edan Syah for donating around RM10,000 to this charity campaign, Road To London for Team Livability UK, in a separate post.