Nearly 4,000 runners gathered at The Promontory @ Marina Bay for the third edition of Mizuno Ekiden which took place yesterday evening, 19 August (Saturday). Emphasising on teamwork and camaraderie, participants completed the run as a team of four amidst loud cheers from supporters and spectators.
Flagging off at 4.30 p.m., the full-fledged Ekiden race returned for its third year in Singapore. Runners were greeted to a Japanese-themed carnival prior to their race with the beats of Taiko drums.
The Ambassador of Japan in Singapore, His Excellency Mr Kenji Shinoda graced the event and flagged off all race categories in the afternoon.
Mizuno Ekiden 2017 Race Results
For the 21.1KM Corporate Category, the fierce competition this year saw Team COL, consisting of Mr Cleeve Mu, Mr Ramesh Palaniandy, Mr Yew Meng Tan and Mr Zainul Arrifin, clinch the top prize of over SGD$2,000 worth of cash and vouchers. The quartet representing Singapore Prison Service completed their race in 1 hour 24 minutes and defended their first place win from last year’s race. They have been winners of the same category since the race inception.
In other categories, the quartet of Mark Callon, Takuya Sawada, Creighton Connolly, Yuta Suda won the 42.195KM Open Category with a timing of 2 hours 36 minutes while team F1 Runners won the 21.1KM Open Category with a timing of 1 hour 20 minutes.
42.195km Open Category
|1st||Shufflers 1||Mark Callon
|2 hours 36 minutes|
|2nd||Nepal||Hum Bahadur Gurung
Lekh Raj Thapa Magar
|2 hours 38 minutes|
|3rd||Gurkha B||Keshar Bdr Budhamagar
Yam Bahadur Saru
Tapendra Bahadur Thapa
|2 hours 43 minutes|
21.1km Open Category
|1st||Mizuno Team 02||Jacky Ong
Tuck Seng Chee
|1 hour 20 minutes|
|2nd||Fat Men United||Issac Tan
Yew Chong Neo
|1 hours 25 minutes|
|3rd||TRF||Zhi Kai Lee
Yang Zhi Dai
|1 hours 27 minutes|
21.1km Corporate Category
|1st||Team COL||Yew Meng Tan
|1 hour 24 minutes|
|2nd||ARC Team A||Tiong Loong Tew
|1 hours 26 minutes|
|1 hours 28 minutes|
For other results, you can check it here.
The evening concluded with runners from all categories gathering at the Matsuri Race Village for an array of Japanese food, exciting games and performances.