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Third time’s the charm for marathoner Mohamed Iskandar as he finishes on the podium for the first time

Mohamed Iskandar may not have been on top of the podium at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, but he certainly felt on top of the world that Sunday morning. After completing his third marathon in 2 hours 49 minutes 46 seconds, smashing his previous best by over 7 minutes, Iskandar dropped to the floor, closed his eyes and kissed the ground. “It was like

Lui Yuan Chow sets 1500m national record

“Just go out there and see how fast I can run,” thought Lui Yuan Chow as he toed the line in his season debut at the Victoria Milers meet on Thursday evening. It turned out to be a perfect time trial. Lui clung to the rest of the field who clicked off metronomic 61-second laps. No medals on the line, no sit-and-kick championship style

By |December 22nd, 2018|SEA Games, Running|

“That barefoot runner” is Nabin Parajuli

Running can be a tough sport. Running barefoot? That’s another story altogether. How to run barefoot? Isn’t it painful? Do you get blisters? These are some questions frequently posed to Nabin Parajuli, otherwise known as “that barefoot runner” since he burst onto the competitive scene in 2013. Growing up, the Year 2 SIM Economics and Management student did not own proper training shoes, so

By |December 6th, 2018|Running|

“The moment I’ve dreamed of.” Emma Middleditch’s YOG

A month after placing 11th at the Youth Olympic Games triathlon, the whole experience still seems distant and unreal for Emma Middleditch. And rightly so; her Singapore citizenship was approved barely a week before the YOG qualifier in Subic Bay last June. As if the time crunch wasn’t enough of a variable, the hurricane warning in Subic threatened to cancel the qualifying race. The

The new kid on the block is SEA’s fastest marathoner

(feature photo credit: Elizabeth Campbell) Up till last year, Tony Ah Thit Payne was unsure whether his half Thai roots was enough to represent Thailand in international competition. After all, the 29-year-old Kiwi had spent most of his life in New Zealand. 22 years in Dunedin, where he graduated with a law degree from Otago University. Another four years in Auckland where he landed

By |November 7th, 2018|SEA Games, Running|

Mok Ying Rong defends Great Eastern Women’s Run 21KM title

First half marathon of the year? Not a problem for Mok Ying Rong. After waiting out a thunderstorm that delayed the program by an hour on Sunday morning, the defending Great Eastern Women’s half marathon local champion stormed back into the National Stadium in a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes 21 seconds. Rachel See and Neo Jie Shi finished second and third respectively.

By |October 15th, 2018|Running|

Trampled on the world stage, but Rachmadi returns hungrier than ever

When there’s a wheel, there’s a way’ is a column featuring your next door folk balancing their athletic pursuits and their everyday life. Brought to you by Bikes n Bites. A string of victories at the Metasprint and Trifactor series looked to be a solid confidence booster for Nicholas Rachmadi ahead of the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers in Subic Bay. The inclement weather changed the

Herlene Yu dreamed of the Youth Olympic Games. Then Murphy’s Law kicked in.

'When there's a wheel, there's a way' is a column featuring your next door folk balancing their athletic pursuits and their everyday life. Brought to you by Bikes n Bites.   2018. Youth Olympic Games year. Herlene Yu had been looking forward to this for 18 months. It didn’t matter that she had to get up at 5am four times a week for morning swim

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