Gold for Vietnam, 7th & 8th Places for Singapore.
A strong field of 10 runners took to the start of men’s 5000m at Singapore national stadium today.
NGUYEN Van Lai of Vietnam came in first with a timing of 14:04.82. PRAYOGO Agus (Indonesia) and NAMKHET Sanchai (Thailand) shared the podium with Silver and Bronze, respectively.
Singapore’s Melvin Wong came in 7th with a time of 16:01.58 while compatriot Jeevaneesh S/O Soundararajah came in 8th with a time of 16:14.75.
A big group of supporters turned up to cheer for our runners. Melvin was greeted with cheers every single round! Wonderful crowd, awesome support. What a great run!
More info: Official SEA Games 2015 site.