Close to 50,000 runners of 126 nationalities ran through some of Singapore’s iconic heritage locations in a cool morning. Most runners welcomed the new route as a refreshing change. The running experience was enhanced by the plentiful hydration / aid stations, accurate distance markings, an adequate number of marshalls and volunteers as well as a number of happenings along the route. However, many runners reported problems with baggage deposit, as the long queues caused some of them to be late for the flag off.
Managing Director of IRONMAN Asia Geoff Meyer shared his thoughts post-race saying “This year, we’ve made some important changes to deliver the best edition of SCSM yet. We are confident that all participants really enjoyed the new route and features like mist tunnels, added hydration stations, and variety of entertainment. The experience on the home stretch as runners got to the finish line was truly spectacular and allowed participants to be focal point right in the heart of the action. The team has already begun building on learnings from this year to enhance the race experience when the race returns on 8 and 9 December 2018.”
Race day facts
- All categories sold out for first time in race’s history. Five different categories were available: The kids’ dash (which happened yesterday), the ekiden, 10km, 21km and 42km which all flagged-off today in the am.
- Late breakaways mark continued Kenyan dominance as Cosmo Kimutai and Pamela Rotich take home top honours
- Soh Rui Yong and Rachel See become first Singaporeans to be crowned national champions at SCSM
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Top Full Marathon finishers from the Local Category
Soh Rui Yong 2:35:55
Rachel See 3:11:08 (timings being confirmed)
Full & Half Marathon Open Category winners – a Kenyan sweep!:
Full Marathon Male: Cosmas Kimutai 2:22:48
Full Marathon Female: Pamela Rotich 2:38:31
Half Marathon Male: Elkanah Arusey 01:09:50
Half Marathon Female: Rosemary Katua 01:18:22
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Full & Half Marathon Flag-Off Video
Kids Dash (Saturday 2 December)
Christmas came early for 5,000 children as they raced down the spectacularly illuminated Orchard Road – to mark the start of the 16th Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM).
Together with their parents, children aged 1 – 13 raced their way over the 600m course from the start line outside Ngee Ann City, to the finish line outside ION Orchard.
Adding to the festive atmosphere was a Christmas carnival which flanked the Orchard Road route, providing the perfect Saturday evening family outing.