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At a local meet in Australia, Lui Yuan Chow who resides & studies Down-Under, became the first Singapore youth schoolboy to run a sub-4 minute in the 1500 metres event. The performance is also a new National Youth & Junior Record.

The 17-year-old ran 3:58.92 minutes at the Victorian Milers meet today earlier. Lui’s previous best was 4:02.47 minute set last December. He also set the 3000m (8:50.05min) National Youth Record last November.

The effort ranked him 12th on the all-time list for men 1500 metres event.

The last time the Republic had an athlete running a sub-4 minute in the 1500m metres was back last year, when Muthu Kumar, Raviin ran 3:56.96 minutes at the SEA Games.

Seasonal-Best

2016 – 3:58.92 Lui, Yuan Chow (Victorian Milers) Data up to 19 Jan
2015 – 3:56.96 Muthu Kumar, Raviin (SEA Games)
2014 – 4:04.16 Chamkaur Singh (NSW Open)
2013 – 4:04.07 T, Haarishankar (Swift T&F C’ships)
2012 – 4:01.13 Soh, Hua Qun (ASEAN Uni. Games)
2011 – 4:06.91 Shah, Md Feroz (SAA T&F Series 3)
2010 – 3:57.08 Chamkaur Singh (ANSW State Open C’ships)

1500m men all-time list

1. 3:51.59 – Chamkaur Dhaliwal Singh
2. 3:53.1 – Serjit Singh
3. 3:53.89 – Mathevan Maran
4. 3:54.5 – Arjunan Saravanan Pillai
5. 3:56.96 – S/O Muthu Kumar, Raviin
6. 3:56.9 – Perumal Pugalenthi
7. 3:58.16 – Nadarajan Ganesan
8. 3:58.25 – Fang, Jian Yong
9. 3:58.3 – Pehind C. Suppiah
10. 3:58.7 – S. Arumugam
11. 3:58.83 – Elangovan Ganesan
12. 3:58.92 – Lui, Yuan Chow

Record is pending ratification by SA.

19th Jan 2016
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