Alex Au Yong
Alex is a brand manager at Athlete's Circle and an avid ultra marathoner who uses his gift to raise awareness and give back to the community. In 2011, Alex pioneered The XtraMile Run, an inspirational 100km charity run which serves to inspire Malaysians, both individuals and corporate entities, to engage in charitable works to bless under-served communities. The campaign raised RM111,000 in donations for the StART Society for underprivileged children. In July 2013, he plans to run another 100km alongside two other ultramarathoners, Kyle and Daniel, to raise a targeted RM300,000 for the Dignity for Children Foundation, which serves to empower underprivileged children with quality education and care in a secure environment while meeting their fundamental needs.

Fact file:

  • Occupation: Brand Manager at Athlete's Circle
  • Age: 35
  • Why I run: I run because God has given me the ability to run long distance, and when I run I feel His pleasure. I have seen running bring people together, and I want to inspire more people to come together as a community to make a difference for others!