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Dzulhaileel
  • October 26th, 2004

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Renowned for his starts, Dzul rarely attributes these to his reason for winning. And what he does best is speed down the track like a blazing thunderbolt. In this interview, Dzul discusses his preparations and his goals for the coming months, as well as his long term goals. He’s Malaysian.

Height: 1.76m

Weight: 70kg

Born: 21 Sep 1983

Events: 100m, 200m

  1. When you were in Singapore earlier in the year and competed in the local races, you ran few sublime races. The locals here have not seen your before, so tell us abit more about your background and your stay in Singapore

    Dzul: I was here for my training with professional coach Mr. Tang Ngai Kin. My mum sent me here and train under Mr. Tang for my preparation of Malaysian games. I did a good time and has improved my running style under his proper trainning program. I wished that I can stay in Singapore longer because I learned many new stuff on Track n Field here. He’s a good coach and I can say he’s Singapore’s no.1 coach with qualification in sprinting and other events. Singapore mean very much to me where I learned to be more discpline. Of course I would like to thank Hamkah and Tok Afik’s family who welcomed me with their hospitality and stay in Singapore. Mr. Tang taught me how to behave myself, haha. It’s hard to find a very good and humbled person like him. Thank you Mr. Tang, I’ll remember u always

  2. Where are you now and what are you doing currently at the moment

    Dzul: Now I’m in Singapore to compete for SAAA Interclub. Recently I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, my hometown. I just finished with my 4 months national service as a Special Task Commander and I’m proud to say I’m the 15 best among the intake (there’s 50 of them). I’m plannng to further my studies soon

  3. How did you get started in Track & Field?

    Dzul: I started running since 1996 when i was just 13 year old I guess. I only started to get serious when I’m in Secondary 3 (16 years old). Since I was a kid, my mum always bring me to the track and teach me how to ‘burn the track’. She once asked me to be like her one day. Well my mum was also a sprinter before. Malaysian sprint queen Mumtaz Jaffar who reign the track in the 80’s. She’s best friend to Mr. Tang Ngai Kin and former SEA Games record holder

  4. Other than track what else do you do?

    Dzul: I sometimes would play tennis with Izwan. I also bowl but not competitively, more to chilling out type. I also shop, go to the movies and all of things I mostly love vacation! My ideal vacation is a trip around the whole world

  5. Per week, what is your typical daily life routine like?

    Dzul: As usual it would be trainning and studies. During the weekends I would go for shopping or maybe spent more time on sleeping

  6. Your career highlight .. the most memorable run? Tell us

    Dzul: That would be Asian Jr 2001 in Brunei! I was in the final 8 and I finished 5th. I also won the the bronze for Malaysia in the 4x100m relay. It was a cherished time as I worked so hard that year and things went well for me. Thank the lord

  7. Ultimate long term goal?

    Dzul: To be the number one sprinter around and my dream, to compete in the Olympics

  8. Any injury plaguing you before?

    Dzul: Yeah I have my fair-share of injuries. I previously had hamstring problems. It took me so long to recover from that. Other than some tendon problem, I also have a little bit of mental problem hahaa. Just kidding! Mr. Tang always teased me, “Otak tak center” (in English Brain not working) Mr. Tang you the man!

  9. Do you take care of your nutrition?

    Dzul: Yes I do. I mostly take multi-vitamins and some proteins for my mantainence of my body

  10. Do you have any inspirational idols that get you you motivated?

    Dzul: I’ve lots of idols.. First and foremost is my lovely mother. She my forever idol. I want to be like her. She’s a very hardworking mother too. Talented in all kind. I aspire to be like her

What quite a few are discovering is that Dzul is a wealth of information with a willing attitude to share it where ever needed. Thank you very much for your time, and best of luck this summer!

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