Marathoner Soh Rui Yong to race for Singapore again after more than five-year absence

Singapore's Soh Rui Yong won the 2015 and 2017 marathon golds at the SEA Games but was excluded from the next two editions. ST FILE PHOTO
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SINGAPORE – Top national marathoner Soh Rui Yong will return to action and represent the Republic at the Cambodia SEA Games in May, putting an end to a more than five-year absence from major competitions after several clashes with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC).

Soh, 31, had been summoned from London, where he is pursuing a law degree, to face a special appeals committee – comprising bowler Shayna Ng, former Singapore Sepak Takraw Federation president Abdul Halim Kader, lawyer Michael Palmer, former national taekwondo athlete S. Sinnathurai, Fencing Singapore president Juliana Seow and chief of Singapore Sport Institute Su Chun Wei – last week.

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