Two Labuan Sea Challenge events enter Record Book
Published on: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
By: Iffah Dilaney

LABUAN: The 23rd edition of the Labuan International Sea Challenge (LISC) this year once again created history by breaking two Malaysian Book of Records (MBR) titles.

This year’s instalment of the annual event successfully broke two of its previous record including for the most number of participants for an island to island swim event through the Labuan Cross Swimming Channel Challenge.

It topped its previous record with a total of 189 participants this year edging out the previous record of 103 participants created 10 years ago during the LISC 2009.

A new record was also put in the books through the Labuan Round Island Kayak Challenge which is recognised for being the longest round-island kayaking route in Malaysia, with a distance of 53km.

With this achievement, it has added LISC’s records in the MBR with only three previous records now up to four.

LISC has held the records for the largest participation of island-to-island swimming, the largest participation of round-island kayaking and the largest participation of boat racing.

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad, who officiated LISC 2019 closing ceremony here on Sunday night, said the event has achieved an astounding feat by attracting an estimated 15,000 water-sports enthusiast, participants and visitors all throughout the three-day event.

“I am also informed that next year’s LISC will be held in June due to the fasting month and Hari Raya falling in the month of April and May.

“Even though this established event will be held in a different month next year, we hope that the success of it and the support it garners will continue on to bring an even better LISC in 2020,” he said.

The LISC this year showcased a total of 17 events consisting of three main events and 14 supporting ones packed with an array of extreme entertainment and family-fun activities.

Some 1,300 participants from 16 different countries took part in all the events held throughout the three days.


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