On 20 November 2021, the Virtual Asics World Ekiden 2021 kicked start with a blast. Ekiden is a type of long-distance relay race, originating from the Japanese phrase “relaying station”. Runners teamed up with friends to race the global community, inspired by Japanese heritage and running culture of teamwork. This year, the Asics World Ekiden 2021 returned on a high with virtual format, split into six legs of varying distances (three of 5K, two of 10K and one of a 7.2K), teams of up to six pass a digital tasuki-a narrow band of fabric- between them as they ran a combined virtual marathon.
While the event was offered to the public as a virtual event, Asics hyped up its initiative by organizing a small physical race establishing 3 dream teams led by 3 outstanding Team Captains, Serena Teoh, Daniel Leow and Shah Feroz to bring the challenge to a new high.
Despite a heavy downpour in the wee hours on Saturday morning, the unfavourable weather did not dampen the fighting spirit of the teams. All runners put in their best foot forward, with the winning team clocking a remarkable timing of 2hr 27 mins ( for a total of 42.195km). The power of teamwork in action uplifted the hearts of the event.
Kordel’s is honoured and proud to be part of this race and would like to congratulate Asics for a successful event and all team runners for their outstanding effort!