Singapore marathoner Mok Ying Ren was all smiles when he finishes the Seoul International Marathon on Sunday, 19 March with a new personal best.
Mok has clocked a time of 2hr 26min 7sec, going well under the qualifying mark of 2:37:10. The new result is under his previous mark of 2:26:30 set in 2013.
This great performance means that he has cleared the qualifying mark for the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur and should earn him a SEA Games berth alongside defending champion Soh Rui Yong, who also cleared the mark with a 2:24:55 run at the Chicago Marathon last October.
In a Facebook post after the event, Mok thanked his training buddies in the past 8 months.
His qualification means fellow marathoner Ashley Liew is no longer in the running. Ashley has clocked 2:38:30 at the Tokyo Marathon last month.
The selections are subject to approval by the Singapore National Olympic Council.
Photo Credit: Facebook/Mok Ying Ren