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.