ST Run: Briton Nick Impey wins men's 18.45km race, Japan's Maki Inami wins women's event

Nick Impey (left) won the men's 18.45km race and Maki Inami, the winner of last year's ST Run, won the women's event.
Nick Impey (left) won the men's 18.45km race and Maki Inami, the winner of last year's ST Run, won the women's event.ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM
Nick Impey crossing the finish line of the 18.45km race at The Straits Times Run on Sept 29, 2019.
Nick Impey crossing the finish line of the 18.45km race at The Straits Times Run on Sept 29, 2019.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Maki Inami from Japan, the winner of last year's ST Run, won the women's event.
Maki Inami from Japan, the winner of last year's ST Run, won the women's event.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Soh Rui Yong finishes second in the 18.45km race.
Soh Rui Yong finishes second in the 18.45km race.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Soh Rui Yong (left) finishes second behind Briton Nick Impey in the 18.45km race of The Straits Times Run at National Stadium on Sept 29, 2019.
Soh Rui Yong (left) finishes second behind Briton Nick Impey in the 18.45km race of The Straits Times Run at National Stadium on Sept 29, 2019.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Briton Nick Impey won the men's 18.45km race at The Straits Times Run on Sunday (Sept 29) in 1hr 2min 22sec, while Japan's Maki Inami won the women's race in 1hr 11min 55sec.

The 37-year-old Impey finished ahead of Singaporean Soh Rui Yong, who is this year's ST Run ambassador employed by The Smart Local.

Impey had won the 21.1km title at last year's Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.

Inami, 38, had won the ST Run women's 18.45km race last year too.

Just over 4,000 runners took part in the 18.45km category, created as a nod to the year the national daily was founded.

Over 8,000 more runners took part in the 10km and the 3.5km events, which flagged off at 7am and 7.45am, respectively. The 3.5km race replaced the previous 5km event, and marked the 35th anniversary of ST publisher Singapore Press Holdings.

This year also saw the introduction of the SPH35-Panasonic Schools Challenge - a 3.5km race which flagged off at 7.40am - that aimed to give all participants the chance to represent their schools in a competition outside the National School Games. There were two divisions: one catering to those in tertiary institutions and the other for secondary students aged 17 and under.

All race categories in the ST Run will end inside the National Stadium, one of only two mass runs to do so.


Participants of the 3.5km race, an event marking the 35th anniversary of ST publisher Singapore Press Holdings. ST PHOTO: CASSANDRA KOH

The ST Run is now in its seventh edition.

The men's and women's winners of the 18.45km race each get a Panasonic 65" Ultra-HD 4K Pro HDR TV worth $3,399 and New Balance vouchers worth $300.

 
 

The male and female winners of the 10km competitive race each get a Panasonic 55" Ultra-HD 4K Pro HDR TV worth $2,399 and New Balance Vouchers worth $300.