Singapore, 20th May 2018 – The OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 raised the bar for the 11th edition of the race, attracting 25,500 runners and proving that SLEEP CAN WAIT for those looking for an enhanced race experience from start to finish!
Improvements were made to race entry pack collection, an initiative towards zero waste was implemented and a more inclusive charity outreach programme was launched. It was an activity-filled night that saw flag-offs by a Zouk DJ and an Insta-worthy, interactive lighting display to get runners hyped up for the race start.
A smoother yet challenging route
While race routes were planned with the utmost safety and security in mind, including necessary detours to avoid congestion, each route offered a little challenge to seasoned runners who found them surprisingly tough. From sudden uphills a quarter way into the race to scaling the iconic Sheares Bridge midway into the full marathon, there were enough surprises to keep them pushing on.
As expected, the Africans dominated the Individual Male Races with Kenyans, John Muriuri Mburu 27, winning the Full Marathon at 2:29:07; Lel Kipchirchir 24, the Half Marathon at 1:10:24 and Godfrey Ngetich 36, the 10KM race at 36:04 respectively.
Winner of the 10KM Individual Women’s Category, Singaporean Phoebe Kee 18, said, “The race pushed my limits today. The route was not as flat as I thought it would be but was still a good route with sufficient water stations and race marshals. The race was really well organised too! No getting stuck at bottlenecks, or being merged with other runners.”
Hu Xiu Ying, winner of the Women’s Full Marathon said, “It was really special to run in the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018. I struggled and overcame some difficulty but tried my best to enjoy it! Last year I placed second so I was determined to place first this year!”