September 6, 2017

A Video Chat With 2 x SEA Games Marathon Champion, Soh Rui Yong

Fresh off his historic second win in the SEA Games Marathon, Soh Rui Yong chats with Coach Ben about his race and what’s up next.

In this chat we discuss:

  • The SEA Games Marathon.
  • The SEA Games 5,000m.
  • Race execution.
  • The role of athletes in promoting their sport.
  • Training and preparation.
  • Rui’s upcoming plans.

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About Rui Yong

Soh Rui Yong (born August 6, 1991) is a Singaporean track and field athlete who competes in middle and long distance events, ranging from the 5,000m to the marathon.

He won the gold medal in the marathon at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2015 and repeated the feat in 2017. Soh currently holds the Singapore national record for the 10,000m and the fastest marathon time by a Singaporean on a certified course.

He represented his country in 2012, 2014 and 2016 at the World Half Marathon Championships.

To learn more about Rui Yong, visit his website and follow him on Facebook.

AuthorBen PulhamBen Pulham is a former professional triathlete and the founder of Coached, a heart rate training programme that helps you optimise, track and enjoy your training.