Former national athlete and five-time Malaysian record holder, Melinder Kaur, achieved two world records at Arena Sukan Kuala Lumpur in Setapak.

The 36-year-old set a new record for the fastest one-mile (1.6 km) run with handcuffs (female) at five minutes and 57 seconds, breaking the previous record of six minutes and 37 seconds set by Ireland’s Sandra Hickson in 2018.

Additionally, Melinder became the fastest woman to run 1.6 km barefoot, establishing a never-before-attempted world record with a time of six minutes and four seconds, well under the 6.5-minute benchmark set by Guinness World Records.

While awaiting official verification by Guinness World Records, Melinder has already secured another accolade from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for her handcuff run, adding to her existing five MBR achievements. Her previous records include running non-stop on a treadmill for 25 hours and running backwards on a treadmill for 12 hours.

For this evening’s record attempts, Melinder underwent rigorous training tailored to the specific demands of running with handcuffs. In March, she enlisted the coaching assistance of police officer and former national athlete Shaharudin Hashim, although she had been training independently since December.

Melinder, a former member of the national steeplechase team, previously broke the national 3,000m steeplechase record four times before retiring from competitive athletics.

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Source : FMT
Image Credit: Melinder Kaur Instagram Page, sssportsmy