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Zi Li


Zi Li's Story

Poon Zi Li is a teacher with the Ministry of Education and was also a national representative for Traditional Boat Racing at the SEA Games from 2005 to 2008. An unfortunate accident took away the lives of 5 of his dear team mates but he is proud to have been in the same boat with them and will always cherish the memories they have had together in and outside of the boat.


Zi Li is also very thankful to have stumbled upon running and had gradually progressed to marathon running. He has broken the 3 hr mark 3 times since 2017, and has achieved a Boston Qualifying time every year since 2014. He is also very proud of his wife who is his regular running partner and a 2 times SEA games representative in the Marathon for 2015 and 2017. The dynamic duo has 2 beautiful daughters and the birth of his 2nd girl started his journey as the 'Captain America' runner since 2013.


Zi Li has been inspired by many runners he has met, heard of and whose life stories ignite the fire in the human spirit. He is excited to be a part of the Relay Majulah where many inspiring participants share how they had overcome the odds in the many challenges that they have encountered.

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