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2019 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon was a resounding success, and Singapore Athletics is honoured to be part of the team. Aside from providing sanction for the event, SA also provided officiating and technical support (Photo Finish). Not forgetting we would like to congratulate all our local elite runners on your run.

Organized by Ironman Asia, the event was Singapore’s inaugural evening race recorded the highest number of marathon finishers in the event’s 18-year history.

For the second straight year, Kenyan Joshua Kipkorir was the quickest person to complete the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Boasting a time of 2:19:13, the defending champion led the race from start to finish, striding into the sunset amidst Singapore’s dazzling night sky.

Priscah Cherono made it a double for Kenya as she shattered the course record for the elite women’s category with a time of 2:28:53. Her win bettered Salina Kosgei’s 13-year time by almost three minutes.

Kota Hokonuie and Madison De Rozario won the elite wheelchair categories with times of 1:36:23 and 1:49:56 respectively. against a highly competitive field. The duo came out on top against Paralympians and former marathon major champions in the largest ever wheelchair contingent at SCSM.

In the local categories, defending champion Soh Rui Yong made it a hat trick as he was crowned men’s local champion for a third time with a finishing time of 2:45:52.

His counterpart, Sharon Tan won her maiden race with a time of 3:12:52. Tan breaks a two-year run of compatriot Rachel See underlining the highly competitive field of elite women marathoners in Singapore.


Results

Top 5 Elite men

1

Joshua Kipkorir

Kenya

02.19.13

2

Munyo Solomon Mutai

Uganda

02.19.47

3

Benson Seurei

Bahrain

02.20.25

4

Philip Lagat

Kenya

02.20.37

5

Berselius Kipyego

Kenya

02.22.12

Top 5 Elite Women

1

Priscah Jepleting Cherono

Kenya

02.28.53

2

Stellah Jepng’Etich Barsosio

Kenya

02.30.19

3

Alemnesh Guta

Australia

02.37.04

4

Mamitu Saska

Ethiopia

02.37.18

5

Haruka Yamaguchi

Japan

02.37.28

Top 5 Elite Wheelchair Men

1

Kota Hokonuie

Japan

01.36.32

2

Sho Wantanabe

Japan

01.36.29

3

Jake Lappin

Australia

01.40.04

4

Rafael Botello Jimenez

Spain

01.40.04

5

Simon Lawson

Great Britain

01.40.59

Top 5 Elite Wheelchair Women

1

Madison De Rozario

Australia

01.49.56

2

Shelly Woods

Great Britain

01.50.01

3

Sandra Graf

Switzerland

01.50.31

4

Vanessa Cristina De Souza

Brazil

01.51.24

5

Eliza Connel

Australia

01.54.09

Top 5 Singaporean Men

1

Soh Rui Yong

Singapore

02.45.52

2

Iskandar Mohammed

Singapore

02.50.57

3

Daniel Leow

Singapore

02.51.50

4

Melvin Wong

Singapore

02.54.51

5

Burton He

Singapore

02.55.00

Top 5 Singaporean Women

1

Sharon Tan

Singapore

03.12.52

2

Jasmine Goh

Singapore

03.17.56

3

Siew Lu Chng

Singapore

03.32.27

4

Soo Eng Tan

Singapore

03.32.51

5

Yvonne Elizabeth Chee

Singapore

03.33.12


Photos

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About Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is the leading mass participation run and only IAAF Gold Label race in South East Asia. Since 2002, the race has brought runners unparalleled running experiences, threading through the heart of the city seeing iconic heritage buildings and against one of the world’s most iconic city skylines and past some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Comprising six categories; Marathon, Half Marathon, Ekiden Relay, 10km, 5km and Kids Dash, the race has been a catalyst to growing the local and regional running community, by bringing together approximately 50,000 professional, amateur, avid and leisure runners yearly. For more information, visit www.singaporemarathon.com.

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