It was a wet morning. But the rain did not stop Rui Yong from bringing home Singapore’s first athletics gold medal. Rui Yong came in with a time of 2hr 34min. Only his second attempt at the distance, he managed to past Thailand’s Boonthung Sirsung 200m away from the finishing line.
#1 SOH Rui Yong 2:34:56
#8 LIEW Ashley Wei Yen 2:44:02
#6 SEE Boon Lay Rachel 3:18:14
#8 NEO Jie Shi 3:35:54
Ashley finished the race with a time of 2hr 44min
Rachel finished the race with a time of 3hr 18min
Jieshi finished the race with a time of 3hr 35min
Singapore running community was out in full force. Some were stationed at East Coast cheering our marathoners on. Some made their way to Kallang Practice Track waiting anxiously in the rain for the arrival of our runners. Great effort from the marathon team. Great effort from the running community.