Singapore Marathon Race Results: Soh Rui Yong and Rachel See Crowned Winners of the National Championship
Soh Rui Yong and Rachel See become first Singaporeans to be crowned national champions at SCSM.
The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 (SCSM) concluded with over 48,000 participants on Sunday Morning, 3 December 2017 at Padang, Singapore for a successful 16th edition today. All categories were sold out for the first time in the race’s history.
Singapore top marathoners Soh Rui Yong and Rachel See, get the top Full Marathon finishers from the Local Category with a timing of 2:35:55 and 3:11:08 respectively. The wins also crown the pair as the winners of the National Championship!
The finish places Soh amongst one of the fastest on Singapore soil nearly missing out on M Rameshon’s 23-year-old national record of 2:34:02, and See tenth overall in the Women’s Elite category.
Sharing with her experience, Rachel spoke highly of this year’s race saying,
I've been running (the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon) since 2007, except for the two years when I was pregnant. I participate every year mostly because of the atmosphere, and of course, all my friends run in it. It's like the biggest race of the year and everyone has to be here. The conditions today are quite good, I can say the water points are very (well) spread out. This year's event is very well-organised.
Other elite local marathoner Ashley Liew finishes at 2:50:29, while Jasmine Goh and Mok Ying Rong finishes at 3:20:04 and 3:16:59 respectively.
Leading the headlines were surprise wins from Kenyans Cosmos Koech Kimutai and Pamela Rotich Kipsogei in the men’s and women’s elite categories respectively.
The wins marked continued dominance for the Kenyans in Singapore where they’ve swept the men’s title every year since 2002 and won the women’s category for the eighth consecutive year.
Full Marathon and Half Marathon winners list:
- Full Marathon Male: Cosmas Kimutai, 2:22:48
- Full Marathon Female: Pamela Rotich, 2:38:31
- Half Marathon Male: Elkanah Arusey, 1:09:51
- Half Marathon Female: Rosemary Katua, 1:18:23
Into its 16th year, South East Asia’s only IAAF gold-labelled race flagged off at 4:30 a.m., as over 48,000 participants took to the streets to race across five different categories.
For the first time, over 90% of the route had full road closures as participants experienced the sights and sounds of a wider, iconic city route which delivered an exceptional race experience for participants.
The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018 will be on 8 and 9 December 2018.
Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 Race Results
The race results for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 are now available below.
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