20,000 take to streets in downtown Singapore for Nike We Run SG 2013

Olympic and world champion Allyson Felix meeting the top 30 finishers for a mingling and photo-taking session at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Olympic and world champion Allyson Felix meeting the top 30 finishers for a mingling and photo-taking session at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Olympic and world champion Allyson Felix at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Olympic and world champion Allyson Felix at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Olympic and world champion Allyson Felix cheering on runners who had decided to run an extra 1.5km after finishing their 10km Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Olympic and world champion Allyson Felix cheering on runners who had decided to run an extra 1.5km after finishing their 10km Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Anne Qi Hui taking a break at the finishing line after winning the age 25 & above female category at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Anne Qi Hui taking a break at the finishing line after winning the age 25 & above female category at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Elkana Kiptum Ruto, from Kenya, winning the age 25 & above male category at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Elkana Kiptum Ruto, from Kenya, winning the age 25 & above male category at the Nike We Run Singapore race held at the F1 Pit Building, on Nov 3, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Some 20,000 runners completed 10km at this year’s Nike We Run SG. The estimated 20,000 runners who took part in Sunday morning's Nike We Run SG had a special guest flag them off at the starting line - four-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix.
Some 20,000 runners completed 10km at this year’s Nike We Run SG. The estimated 20,000 runners who took part in Sunday morning's Nike We Run SG had a special guest flag them off at the starting line - four-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix. -- PHOTO: NIKE

The estimated 20,000 runners who took part in Sunday morning's Nike We Run SG had a special guest flag them off at the starting line - four-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix.

The 27-year-old American sprinter also cheered the runners on in the 10km race, and met the first 30 finishers who opted to run an extra 1.5km in person after the race at the F1 Pit Building.

Kenya's Elkana Kiptum Ruto, 36, won the men's 25-and-above category in 32min 18sec, Singapore's Anne Qi Hui, 33, finished first in the women's 25-and-above category in 37:28. There were four categories in all.

For the first time this year, participants were given the option of choosing their own route at three split points over the running route.