Interviews

  • 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…

  • Sim Yan Lin Sets Her Running Sights Down Under

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    Sim Yan Lin is your bubbly girl-next-door who works as an executive assistant. Yam (her nickname) took up running as a way to shed some pounds, but she soon found a group of die-hard runners to train with. One thing led to another, and Yam completed her first full marathon 3 years ago. But she…

  • Climbing High With Suzanne Walsham

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    Suzanne Walsham is one tenacious lady. She’s won the Empire State Building Run Up 5 times (with her most recent one in February 2014). Locally, she’s been the women’s champion for the Swissotel Vertical Marathon for an astounding 8 times! RunSociety catches up with her to talk about how she found her love for tower…

  • Wong Hoong Wei: Absolute Determination To Go The Distance

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    A husband, and a proud father to 2 beautiful young girls aged 4 and 6, Hoong Wei was an enthusiastic basketball player in his younger days. He played for the National University of Singapore as an undergraduate, and continued for a few years after that in the National Basketball League. But it was only through…

  • Going the Ultra Marathon Distance with Jenny Huang

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    A mother of 2 children, Jenny Huang manages to juggle her time effectively; raising her children, having a job, while finding time to train. Jenny’s efforts paid off, and she emerged as women’s champion at the Sundown Ultra Marathon 2013, finishing the 100km distance in 10 hours 38 minutes. She was the only female runner…

  • The Journey To Olympic Glory: An Interview With Allyson Felix

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    World Champion and multiple Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix is in Singapore to cheer on runners at We Run SG 2013. She was at Raffles City on Saturday morning for a meet-up with aspiring young local runners from the Singapore Sports School. For a shining talent with 4 Olympic Gold medals under her belt, Allyson…