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.
Even though Serena Teoh took up sports as an extracurricular for most of her school life, she never fully identified as an athlete. Ironic, considering that the 31-year-old recorded Singapore’s second-fastest half marathon time of 1 hour 22 minutes 7 seconds at the Gran Canaria Half Marathon in January. (Earlier reports listed Teoh as