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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

Bryce Chong defends Singapore International Triathlon title as National Service Looms

Bryce Chong, who was the champion at last year’s Singapore International Triathlon, emerged victorious again this year. This year's finale race for the National Triathlon Championships (NTC) had a standard distance event on top of last year's sprint distance race, with Metasprint Triathlon and Trifactor Sprint Triathlon now part of the series. But just like last year, all NTC athletes started together. Right from

By |September 24th, 2018|Triathlon|

Chasing New Summits (Soh Rui Yong): Berlin Magic: Running in the world’s fastest marathon

2hrs 25min 05sec – the clock read as I crossed the line of the 2018 Berlin Marathon. It was the second fastest time ever in Singapore history, 10 seconds of my personal best of 2:24:55 set almost two years ago in Chicago. I wasn’t completely sure what to feel. Obviously, it was slightly annoying to come 10 seconds short of your marathon best, but

Limits don’t exist for Kim Kilgroe

Check out our pre-Asian Games features: Nikko Huelgas and John Chicano. Things could have been very different if Kim Kilgroe hadn’t committed all her money into triathlon in 2016. Would she have been toeing the line alongside the region’s top triathletes at her first Asian Games? Would she have the time to travel to training camps all over the world challenging limits? Starting out

By |August 30th, 2018|Triathlon|

John Chicano races to win, or he has no money for food.

Check out our pre-Asian Games features: Kim Kilgroe and Nikko Huelgas. Eight years ago, John Chicano found himself bringing up the rear of the competition at the Subic Elite Junior race when he emerged dead last in the swim leg. It was his first international race just off two months of swim practice when he was struggling to cross a 25-metre lap pool. His

By |August 28th, 2018|Triathlon|

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