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SNOC Acts In Petty Manner, Refuse To Select SG's Marathon Champion Cos He Spoke Out Against Them

SNOC Acts In Petty Manner, Refuse To Select SG's Marathon Champion Cos He Spoke Out Against Them

To put things in perspective, Soh is the indisputable marathon and long distance running champion in South East Asia, and he himself was solely responsible for 50% of Singapore's track and field’s gold haul at the 2017 Games. And it is most likely that if Soh was taking part in the Games this year, Singapore would have been guaranteed at least one gold medal already. He is that good.

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S'PORE RUNNER PUSH THROUGH PAIN BARRIER, ACHIEVE BEST RESULTS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

A physiotherapist told me I might have a torn plantar fascia in my left foot. As early as 5km into the race, while going down a steep hill, I felt like someone had stabbed a knife through my left heel. If it was any other race, I would have dropped out immediately. But this was the world championships. I was wearing the red and white of Singapore. When you're at a major games for your country, you're not allowed to drop out - that's my philosophy.

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SON OF LATE FORMER PRESIDENT ONG TENG CHEONG & COUSIN COMPLETES WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE

Singaporean runners Mr Ong Tze Boon, 47 and his cousin Mr Ong Yu-Phing, 46 ran seven marathons, in seven continents, over seven consecutive days last month.

The duo participated in the World Marathon Challenge where they ran a total of 295km and withstood temperatures ranging from -15 to 25 degrees Celsius. They ran alongside participants from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Morocco, and United States of America. And they are not hanging up their running shoes just yet!

The duo will take on another marathon in the North Pole in April. With these grueling runs, the cousins are looking to raise funds and awareness for five charities that support mental health; Caregivers Alliance Limited, Samaritans of Singapore, Alzheimer's Disease Association, We Care Community Services and Singapore Association for Mental Health.

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