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Jakarta Post

Maybank Bali more than just annual marathon

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2018   /  02:25 am

Off they go: Participants race in the Maybank Bali Marathon’s 5 kilometer wheelchair event in Gianyar, Bali, on Sunday. A total of 52 people competed in the race. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono)Balinese participants I Wayan Sukarmen, 19, and his older brother Nyoman Rudiawan, 29, found it hard to put their feelings into words after competing in Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM) 2018 in Gianyar, Bali, on Sunday.

“I feel happy, proud and amazing all at once,” Sukarmen said in a post-race interview.

Just like in the two previous MBM events, the siblings, both of whom use wheelchairs, took part in the annual event’s 5 kilometer wheelchair race.

Adding to his brother’s statement, Rudiawan said it was their third time participating in the international race. “We’re very happy to have had the opportunity to compete,” he said.

Sukarmen and Rudiawan were born with ost...