Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon: Still work to do to attain Major status

The Singapore Marathon was inaugurated in 1982 and saw a peak of 65,000 runners in 2011. To turbocharge the bid to become a Major, the SCSM engaged experienced race organiser Ironman Asia to propel the event.
The Singapore Marathon was inaugurated in 1982 and saw a peak of 65,000 runners in 2011. To turbocharge the bid to become a Major, the SCSM engaged experienced race organiser Ironman Asia to propel the event.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

World Marathon Majors chief says progress made but race's identity must develop further

After three years of work towards achieving the highest standards, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) is making steady progress but more work has to be done before it can earn the distinction of being a World Marathon Major (WMM).

Making that appraisal is Tim Hadzima, the executive director of the World Marathon Majors series, who was on site to observe last weekend's SCSM.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2018, with the headline 'SCSM still has work to do'. Print Edition | Subscribe