The turnout at the 9th edition of the OSIM Sundown Marathon, held in Singapore on 28 May 2016, surpassed last year’s number of 26,500 participants. The event saw more than more than 27,600 runners.

The increase in the number of participants this year is attributed to the increasing appeal of the Sundown event and expanding sports tourism scene in Singapore, with about 43% of race entrants hailing from countries such as Malaysia, Philippines, and China. This is an increase from previous edition’s foreigner ratio of 39% and 35% in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Some of the furthest participating countries this year include United Kingdom, Guatemala, Netherlands and Costa Rica.

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Participants of the OSIM Sundown Marathon prepare to unleash their limitless potential at the ninth edition of the OSIM Sundown Marathon at the F1 Pit Building. (Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon)

New elements at the race village were included for both participants and supporters which enhanced their experience throughout the night, including the inaugural Sundown Sports Zone – where runners and non-runners had the opportunity to engage in various different sporting activities such as a Sundown Basketball 3-on-3 open competition, a Dodgeball competition, as well as Zumba classes.


“We are extremely pleased with how OSIM Sundown Marathon has evolved to become one of the signature sporting events in the local running scene. This year, we have seen a positive surge not only in numbers, but a greater outreach from the overseas communities that have expressed interest in our event. This is an indication that we are poised for regional expansion, and the event will only get bigger and better in years to come,” said Adrian Mok, Managing Director of HiVelocity Events, the organiser of Sundown Marathon.

Minister Baey Yam Keng (extreme right) was part of the flag-off contingent for the 10km category at the ninth edition of the OSIM Sundown Marathon at the F1 Pit Building. (Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon)
Minister Baey Yam Keng (extreme right) was part of the flag-off contingent for the 10km category at the ninth edition of the OSIM Sundown Marathon at the F1 Pit Building. (Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon)

“The overwhelming response that Sundown has acquired this year is indeed a testament that not only are we appealing to the local running scene, but to runners from across the globe. This support has encouraged us to grow the brand on an international level as we take on our 10th edition next year,” said Ryan Chioh, Director of F4U Pte Ltd, who had recently invested and acquired the rights of Sundown Marathon.

Winning the Men’s Marathon category was Li Wei from China, who crossed the finishing line with a timing of 2:37:37.

“I’m happy about today’s win. It’s my first time participating in Sundown and I didn’t know that the weather in Singapore would be this humid. It was hot and there were lots of turns along the route, making it difficult to tackle but I’m glad I managed to win,” said Li Wei.

Winning the Men’s Marathon category was Li Wei from China, who crossed the finishing line with a timing of 2:37:37. (Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon)

Meanwhile in the Women’s Marathon category, 27-year-old Sharon Tan surprised herself by smashing her full-marathon personal best timing by an hour, crossing the finishing line with a time of 3:35:45.

27-year-old Sharon Tan surprised herself by smashing her full-marathon personal best timing by an hour, crossing the finishing line with a time of 3:35:45 at the ninth edition of the OSIM Sundown Marathon at the F1 Pit Building. (Photo Credit: OSIM Sundown Marathon)

Congratulations to all finishers! Don’t forget to upload your timings, photos and notes on JustRaceLah! the free app for all runners. Download it for your iOS / Android devices via www.justracelah.com

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Results

Men’s Full Marathon

1

Li Wei

2:37:37

2

Fraser Thompson

2:42:42

3

Stuart Haynes

2:44:59

 

Women’s Full Marathon

1

Sharon Tan

3:35:45

2

Siew Yee Wen

3:44:48

3

Toh Hui Sung

3:55:07

 

Men’s Half Marathon

1

Noah Kuntung Chepsergon

1:17:20

2

Liu Zhaoying

1:21:22

3

Marcus Ong

1:21:40

 

Women’s Half Marathon

1

Rachel See

1:31:14

2

Gemma Needham

1:38:14

3

Giulia Bossi

1:39:11

 

Men’s 10KM

1

Suresh

34:37

2

Joey Delos Reyes

36:31

3

Baldwin Choy

38:08

 

Women’s 10KM

 

1

Soo Tan

46:01

2

Haruka Grayling

47:16

3

Jacqueline Browne

47:57

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