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The World’s No.1 Tower Runner is a M’sian Named Soh Wai Ching, Yet Nobody Wants To Sponsor Him

today27 June 2022

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Malaysian Soh Wai Ching confirms Guinness World Record title for tower run | Malay Mail

The name Soh Wai Ching is no stranger to Malaysian headlines.

After all, just three weeks ago he managed to reaffirm his position as the World’s No.1 Tower Runner after scaling 104 floors of the One World Trade Centre building, comprised of a whopping 2,226 steps, to bag gold at the ‘Tunnel to Towers Climb NYC’ competition.

His achievement was met with much fanfare locally, with both His Royal Majesty the King, as well as Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yakob, expressing their heartiest congratulations over his accomplishments.

Malaysian Soh Wai Ching is the World's No.1 Tower Runner, Image credit: mastowerrunner

Despite that, Soh has yet to conquer the one tower that has continued to hamper the progress of his career; financial support.

Soh said that he found his start in tower running after his friend had challenged him to join his very first tower running competition, the ‘KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge’ in April 2017.

This would eventually set him on the path of competing…

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Written by: Quinny Tan


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