Potatoes USA Promotes Potatoes For Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019

Potatoes USA Promotes Potatoes For Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019


Just last week or so, I was over at the Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019, where we witnessed really healthy folks climb all the way up 1,296 stairs of the tower. Pretty awesome feat, considering that you will need to be fit physically and mentally to finish the run. Potatoes USA was there as well, as the Gold sponsors, providing complimentary potatoes to power up the athletes.

Potatoes USA Promotes Potatoes For Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019
Potatoes USA Promotes Potatoes For Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019


Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019
Date: 10th November 2019 (Sunday)
Race Course: Ground Floor – 54th Floor 
Total Steps: 1,296 Steps / 200m Elevation
Event Organiser: Yayasan TM
Sanctioned by: Malaysia Towerrunning Association (MTA)

Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019
Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019


"Real Food, Real Performance 2019" 


The Yayasan TM Tower Run attracted more than a thousand runners from local and abroad, and with collaboration by Potatoes USA, the tagline is really on point! Real food indeed, did you know that potatoes are easily digestible and more energy dense than any other popular vegetable and potatoes are also a good choice to fuel the demands of competition.

Packed with tower runners
Packed with tower runners

Real performance! Recent research has shown that the potatoes are natural, functional, energy-packed foods with healthy goodness for sportsmen. How much performance increase are we looking at? Check some fun facts below. 

One potato has the the equivalent of 620 Milligrams of Potassium: With more potassium than a medium-size banana, potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events.

Potatoes!
Potatoes!

We all know athletes need carbohydrate in their system. Potatoes are all about carbo, with 26 grams of carbohydrate, they're important for optimal physical and mental performance as the primary fuel for your brain and a key source of energy for muscles. 

With 110 Calories for Energy, it's easily digestible and more energy-dense than any other popular vegetables, potatoes are a good choice to fuel the demands of racing a marathon. Best part is, there are no fats, no sodium & no cholesterol! Yay

Potatoes USA at the tower run
Potatoes USA at the tower run 

Coming back to the tower run event, the previous Malaysian record was held by our own Tower runner, Soh Wai Ching. He managed to climb the tower in only 6.09 minutes this time. Congratulations to Soh, as this means he now holds the number 1 record in the WORLD! Hang on to this record for this year, as Soh will be participating in the Shanghai Tower Run soon. Malaysia Boleh!

Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019 finisher medal
Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019 finisher medal

Soh Wai Ching - Asia’s fastest Tower Runner and World’s number 1 (after the TM Yayasan Tower Run), said that tower running is an extremely intensive sport requiring a lot of energy in a short period of time.  

“The total calories burned for a 10-minute walk up the stairs are equivalent to 20-30 minutes of brisk walking horizontally. As such, I require large amounts of carbs to provide high levels of energy. In fact, due to my active sports regime, my diet consists of 70% carbohydrates. I will opt for good carbs, nutrient-dense and natural foods to help me. U. S potatoes fit the bill” 

Potato Power!
Potato Power!


We were served with Creamy U.S Potatoes with Gravy and also U.S Purple Potatoes with Blueberry Boost Shake. Pretty good stuff considering it's served to everyone after the run completion, replenishing the energy levels of all who had it! Here's looking forward to more events sponsored by Potatoes U.S.A, to share the goodness for all. Real Food, Real Performance.



1 comment :

suituapui said...

We get Australian potatoes here, not sure if there are any from the US.