Twice SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong wants National record

Singapore's Soh Rui Yong is raring to go at next Sunday's Seoul Marathon, having missed the Tokyo race last Sunday. His big goal this year and next is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Singapore's Soh Rui Yong is raring to go at next Sunday's Seoul Marathon, having missed the Tokyo race last Sunday. His big goal this year and next is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Two-time SEA Games champion aiming to clock 2:22, which would spur Olympic bid

Twice SEA Games champion Soh Rui Yong has another shot at breaking the Singapore record at the Seoul Marathon next Sunday after missing last weekend's Tokyo race, and he is aiming to lower it in style.

The 27-year-old is gunning for 2hr 22min. The national record is 2:24:22, set at the 1995 SEA Games by Murugiah Rameshon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2019, with the headline 'Soh wants National record'. Print Edition | Subscribe