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Soh Rui Yong, Sharon Tan national champions at Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

“Don't be a pussy, you can take the pain,” Soh Rui Yong told himself as his left hamstring and quads started cramping up at the 30km mark during the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. The national record holder held on to defend his top Singaporean title, finishing five minutes ahead of runner up Mohamed Iskandar. The duo, who also placed 1-2 in last year's edition,

By |November 30th, 2019|Running|

From accidental thrower to SEA Games competitor

For discus thrower Eric Yee, finding himself on the start list of this year’s SEA Games was the culmination of an accidental journey. Back in Hwa Chong Institution, a 13-year-old Yee tried out for judo, volleyball, and track & field during the CCA trials. After being selected for the sprints team, Yee broke his ankle during the volleyball trials. “The sprints team then told

Bouncing back from injury, marathoner Serena Teoh aims to finish strong at the SEA Games

For marathoner Serena Teoh, reaching the start line of the SEA Games this year was a stretch despite clocking a season’s best at the Tokyo Marathon. Diagnosed with a severe stress injury in July while preparing for a marathon in Finland, forced time off was not something Teoh needed, especially with the Games looming. Teoh’s initial reaction was one of disbelief since she had

By |November 18th, 2019|SEA Games, Running|

Gordon Lim stumbles into surprise SEA Games marathon slot

The Sunshine Coast Marathon was just supposed to be a Boston qualifier (BQ) race for Gordon Lim. Sub-3 hours? That seemed achievable for someone who first transcended that barrier as a wide-eyed 20-year-old in his maiden marathon. But after four years of running himself into the ground because of lack of proper training and recovery, Lim was ready to right his relationship with running

By |October 10th, 2019|SEA Games, Running|

Tia Rozario, the nerdiest jumper you’ll find around

Chinese dance is transferable to athletics, according to triple jump national record holder Tia Louise Rozario. No, that’s not a typo. Both activities require leaping and a sense of rhythm, which many coaches observed in Rozario. First when she breezed through the 100-metre trials in Nanyang Primary School, where she was scouted at least twice before she joined the team to accompany her best

By |September 2nd, 2019|Track and Field|

4 exercises to help you run faster

Many distance runners ditch sprints training in favour of long runs and intervals. ‘Why do short-distance?’, you may ask. But inserting some sprints training may actually benefit you. Coach Alfred Sim, who trains the U20 women’s 4x100m relay team, agrees. Sim says that it plays a very important role in not just the sprints, but also in distance running and team sports. “Most sports

By |August 28th, 2019|Running|
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