“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.
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,