Soh Rui Yong

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.

By |November 30th, 2019|Categories: Running|Tags: , , |

Amidst a legal storm, Soh Rui Yong keeps his cool

This isn't the first time that two-time SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong has courted controversy in the media spotlight. But it's the first time that the legal system has been involved, whether he's on the receiving end (over the validity of Ashley Liew's sportsmanship award) or the other (Soh is suing national

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Running|Tags: |

Soh Rui Yong wrests back half marathon national record at Houston Marathon

The war on the half marathon national record has been raging since 2014. Since 2010, the season's best times for the half marathon reflect just two names, but the competition has been anything but dull. The high turnover in record ownership between Soh Rui Yong and Mok Ying Ren saw the record drop from

Soh Rui Yong, Lim Bao Ying national champions at Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

“This is impossible,” thought Lim Bao Ying as she powered past Mok Ying Rong and Rachel See in the final 10 kilometres of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Lim’s best finish was fifth place last year. Clocking sub 3:20 on home soil remained a dream in the wee hours of Sunday morning. That all

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

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Chasing New Summits, Running|Tags: , |

Athlete or online personality?

Sports is often viewed as a social pastime. For a select few who excel in their disciplines, they may choose to make their passion a living – if they can. Top athletes feel increasingly pressured to go beyond just being a top athlete. They have to market themselves to gain the necessary resources to

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , |