Russian runner, Silvia Skvortsova, spoilt an all-Kenyan win by coming in second place in the women's full marathon category. Her time of 2:37:10 is three minutes behind winner, Edith Masai of Kenya. Masai has competed in the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon on numerous occasions and managed to emerge top this year with a winning time of 2:34:15 hours. Fellow Kenyan, Rose J. Chesire, completed the top three with a time of 2:42:39 hours.
This year also saw a trade in positions and improved times. I
Over in the Women's Local category (full marathon), Vivian Tang (2:56:27 hours) piped Anne Qihui Date (3:06:00 hours) to the finish line yet again this year, both successfully setting a better time. Tang and Date had previously clocked 3:01:17 hours and 3:10:19 hours respectively at last year's marathon.
A record number of 50,000 runners took to the streets this morning for the seventh Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Guest of Honour, Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, flagged off the full marathon runners which included Senior Parliament Secretary for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Transport, Teo Ser Luck and Singapore's first all-female Everest team.
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