Interviews

  • Abdul Thaslim: Talented Footballer and CareRunner is Always Open to New Challenges

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    By day, Abdul Thaslim is your average student at Queensway Secondary. But when the sun sets, the spritely 16-year-old heads onto the track and field as part of SportCares’ CareRunners running team and Saturday Night Lights (SNL) football team. A relative newcomer to running, Abdul Thaslim was starting defender for the SNL team, who managed…

  • Morning Greeters Run Circles of Smiles around Singaporeans

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    When the editors of the Singapore Business Review published nicknames given to annoying office colleagues, they included “Gloomo”, the stereotypical staffer who’s so negative that his unofficial job seems to be dashing everyone else’s collective spirits. Happily, you won’t find a single Gloomo among the members of the Morning Greeters, an informal group whose mission…

  • Simon and Rachel: Running Gave This Wonderful Couple a Second Chance at Life

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    Simon and Rachel are what you would call a picture-perfect married couple. Simon, an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, and Rachel, a General Manager in a public listed company, both enjoyed fulfilling careers and shared a blissfully married life together. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse in 2012, when Rachel started to…

  • True Confessions of Deborah Koh, Singaporean Ultramarathon Addict!

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    It’s great to watch fit, toned, mentally-focused ultramarathon runners in person, but until you understand what motivates these remarkable athletes, you have only got of half the picture. RunSociety wish to introduce you to Deborah Koh, a take-no-prisoners ultramarathon runner who makes no apologies for her addiction. RS: Running ultramarathons seems exhausting; why not just…

  • Fang Jianyong Finds the Perfect Mix of Endurance and Explosive Strength

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    24 year old Singaporean athlete Fang Jianyong discovered his athletic streak over 10 years ago when he was selected as a sprinter for an inter-primary school meet. His passion for running blossomed since then, and today, the Banking and Finance student from the Singapore Institute of Management is now a Singapore national athlete, specialising in…

  • Ian Lye and Chin Wei Chong: Leaving Their Mark on the Saharan Desert for Charity

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    Ian Lye and Chin Wei Chong may look like your typical Singaporean runners, but they accomplished what many dreamed, and few have achieved. On 2 April earlier this year, the duo embarked on Project Saharan Footprints: a mission to master the Marathon des Sables (famously crowned by Discovery Channel as “The Toughest Footrace on Earth”),…

  • The Race Against Intolerance: One Woman’s Crusade to Out-Run Prejudice!

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    Some people run to banish stress. Others stay fit by investing in running shoes rather than expensive equipment. Serious runners develop a passion for the sport and, when that passion is borne of living in a world with too much prejudice and hatred, well, that’s one of the best reasons of all to run. Meet…

  • Soh Rui Yong: Gunning for Singapore’s Record Books

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    First picking up running 10 years ago, Guillaume Soh Rui Yong has recently made headlines as 1 of only 2 Singaporeans who have ran a half-marathon in under 70 minutes, the other being SEA Games Gold medal athlete Mok Ying Ren. A Sport Singapore academic scholar and a competitive distance runner specialising in the 10,000m…

  • Bringing Performance and Innovation to South East Asia: An Interview With Triple Co-Founders

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    Triple co-founders Michael Binger, Adrian Chai and Angelica Suiza, are set to inject South East Asia with some quality sporting apparel. Their company has been named exclusive distributor of Under Armour for its footwear, apparel and accessories in 9 countries across Southeast Asia. The Under Armour brand itself has surpassed international sales of US$2 billion…

  • Vanja Cnops: Blazing The Tracks, Trails, Triathlons and Beyond

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    Lacing up her first pair of race shoes at the age of 12, the spritely 26 year old Vanja Cnops already has well over a decade’s experience in running. A strong and talented runner, she manages to consistently perform at a top level across varying distances and terrain. Although we’re only 4 months into 2014,…

  • Thomas Picard: Run 40,000KM? No Problem!

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    It takes someone special to wake up one day and decide, “Hey, I’m going to run the circumference of the Earth”! That’s exactly what Thomas Picard decided to do back in 1991. That’s a jaw dropping 25,000 miles, or 40,233km! A single father with with 4 children, this plucky American national has lived in Asia…