Last night, a historic race took place in San Jose California where Singapore’s SEA Games Gold medal marathoners Mok Ying Ren and Soh Rui Yong competed in the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon 2015! After an epic showdown between our champions and other competitors, Soh finished with an outstanding 1hr 07min 21s timing – new National record, and Mok did us proud as well with a 1hr 08min 22s timing. What a great display of the Singapore spirit, sportsmanship and teamwork by our national athletes in pacing each other throughout the race!
Rock N Roll in San Jose!
With live band performances and multiple elements of Rock N Roll throughout the flat, scenic and fast race route, runners took on a route through the Capital of Silicon Valley.
Live Tracking of runners
Runners from all over the world gather in San Jose annually for this fun and competitive race and supporters can check out the progress of all race participants via the live tracking link here! As at the 10km mark, both Mok and Soh were at the same pace and completed the distance with 32 minutes, with Mok leading slightly by 1 second. Eventually, both successfully completed the half marathon distance with great timing despite recovering from their injuries.
The excellent sports performance in global races by Soh Rui Yong and Mok Ying Ren has done Singapore proud. Congratulations to Soh Rui Yong for breaking the Singapore National Record and Mok Yin Ren’s strong comeback! We wish our champions the very best in their road to Rio and future races ahead! Go Team Singapore!