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Fifteen elite runners to vie for Great Eastern Women's crown

Published on Oct 31, 2012 7:38 PM
 
More than 12,000 female runners participated in the Great Eastern Women 10k race on July 3, 2011. A host of elite athletes, including 2011 Ironman 70.3 world champion Melissa Hauschildt, is set to compete at next week's Great Eastern Women's Run. -- PHOTO: ENTERPRISE SPORTS GROUP

A HOST of elite athletes, including 2011 Ironman 70.3 world champion Melissa Hauschildt, is set to compete at next week's Great Eastern Women's Run.

They will compete for the $10,000 top prize in the 21km category of the Nov 11 race at Marina Bay - which is Asia's biggest women-only road race with close to 15,000 participants.

Australian Hauschildt, 29, will be up against 14 other competitors such as compatriot Melanie Daniels, the Australian Championships 5,000m silver-medallist, Japanese Noriko Higuchi - who runs a 1hr 10mins half-marathon - and Singapore hopefuls Anne Qihui, Lim Baoying and Choo Linger.