Photo credit: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon facebook page

SINGAPORE – The 17th edition of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) raised the bar for endurance races in the region, with a world class weekend of racing that included the addition of an all new elite wheelchair category. Over two days, tens of thousands of athletes from 127 different countries, regions and territories took in the stunning sights and sounds of an all-new course which spanned the lush greens and striking skyscrapers of the world-renowned garden city.

Five new champions and one back-to-back winner were crowned across the strongest-ever elite, local and elite wheelchair fields the event has seen. (Photo Credit: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon)

GARDEN CITY: The new two-day format and course utilizing the iconic Singapore skyline made for a grand weekend at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018
SMILES FOR MILES: Ten’s of thousands of runners were happy to begin the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 in the early morning hours
GARDENS BY THE BAY: The new course of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 has no shortage of beauty, including the Gardens by the Bay nature park
THUMBS UP AND EYES FORWARD: There was no sign of pain or struggle at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 as runners made their way to the finish line with smiles on and their thumbs pointed to the sky
BREAKING AWAY AT DAWN: As the sun began to rise over the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 Course, men’s leader Joshua Kipkorir (KEN) broke away from the elite-pack after the halfway mark. The 24-year-old would eventually go on to win in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 20 seconds, the second fastest time in the race’s history
BREAKING THE TAPE: The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 enjoyed some of the best competition in event history with the women’s race going to Kenyan Priscah Cherono
SELFIE TIME: Two runners show off their Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon finisher medals by taking a selfie with Singapore’s cityscape as their background

If you want to find out more about what happened over the exciting SCSM weekend, read here. Once again, congratulations to all runners!



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