Soh Rui Young to compete in the StanChart Marathon
The SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Young will compete in the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon which will be held in December. The current title holder at the SEA games will attempt to become the national champion at the StanChart Marathon. The Singapore Athletics and racing organisers Ironman Asia have collaborated together to form the National Championship Race. Reportedly the Singapore Athletics president Ho Mun Cheong wrote to Young and asked him to be a part of the National Championships. Soh Rui Young has pleasantly agreed to participate in the championship as he wishes that it will spread athletics in the country. Moreover, Young’s entry will provide a much-needed marquee name into the mix as competitor and champion Mok Ying Ren will not be available for this year’s tournament. Ying Ren who has been the champion at the StanChart previously will be unable due to personal reasons. Soh is planning to run this marathon like all other and plans to complete it within record time.
The Great Eastern Women’s Run rampages to be a huge success
The Great Eastern Women’s Race was won by China’s Jin Mingming. This was also the first the 21-year-old athlete has participated in a tournament outside China. Jin won the elite category marathon held at Singapore in 1 hour 20 min and 34 seconds. Jin was exhilarated after her win as the climate was a bit more humid than she is used to. The young marathon runner will take home with her 8000 US dollars as the prize money. More than 13000 runners took part in this grand event. There were different categories like the 5 km, 10 km and 21.1 km and also a 2 km race for mothers and daughters. The 21.1 km closed category was won by Singapore’s own Mok Ying Rong. This entire tournament proved to be a huge success for many women worldwide.
Mo Farah aspires to continue his golden run
Mo Farah is looking to add golden chapters to his already historical book by eyeing glory at the next Olympics. He was also selected for the British Athletics World Class Performance Program. This selection can mean that Mo Farah can continue running for his country despite announcing his retirement from the track events. The British Athletics director of performance Neil Black said that Farah could be seen again at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Although he gave no conformations on this, Black said Mo may don the British shirt again at an event in the future. Mo Farah will also be joined by fellow competitor Callum Hawkins whose impressive performance at the World Championships earned him a callback.