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Mok Ying Ren Beats His Personal Best, Clears SEA Games Qualifying Mark

by On Mar 20, 2017

Mok, the orthopedic surgery resident at National University Hospital had planned for the Seoul race to be his first and only qualifying event for the SEA Games.

Mok Ying Ren Beats His Personal Best, Clears SEA Games Qualifying Mark

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.

Couldn't have achieved this Personal Best without these good training buddies in the past 8 months. Arranging their...

Mok Ying Ren 发布于 2017年3月19日

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

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Nathaniel is a disciplined casual runner and a lover of bananas. As a columnist for RunSociety, he is always on the lookout for exciting and controversial topics that touch the heart of the running community in Singapore, often adding in his funny observations. He has embarked on a mission to start a world class running group in Asia.

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