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Soh Rui Yong

BETTER MAKE IT A DOUBLE! SEA Games 2015/2017 Marathon Champion Soh joins us for 30 Minutes to discuss his journey, experiences studying at Oregon, and most of all talk Marathon.

Pinoyathletics Founders Enzo Williams and Airnel Talatala Abarra host this open forum. After having interviewed 2017/2019 SEA Games 100m Women’s Champion Le Tú Chinh and Malaysian National Jumps Coach Record Breaker Maker Ahmad Firdaus Salim. Pinoyathletics continues with its southeast Asian flavor.

Topic: Pinoyathletics Track Talk Tuesday with SEA Games x2 Marathon Champion Soh Rui Yong
Time: Jul 7, 2020, 05:00 PM Singapore

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Best Times

DisciplinePerformanceWindVenueDateRecordsResults Score
5000 Metres14:55.91Portland, OR (USA)10 JUN 2017822
10,000 Metres31:15.95Portland, OR (USA)14 JUN 2014NR850
Half Marathon1:06:46Houston, TX (USA)20 JAN 2019926
Marathon2:23:44Seoul (KOR)17 MAR 2019929


  • 2015 SEA Games Champion Men’s Marathon
  • 2017 SEA Games Champion Men’s Marathon
  • Singapore National Record
    • 10K
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon

Soh not Right. Petition launched after SNOC leaves Soh Rui Yong out of SEA Games 2019

Aug 2, 2019

2019 Asian Athletics Roundup

SINGAPORE — A petition has been set up to get the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to reconsider their decision not to select two-time men’s marathon defending champion Soh Rui Yong for the upcoming SEA Games in the Philippines.

The petition was set up on Friday morning (2 August) on website by user KM Chia.

The user wrote, “Soh Rui Yong (is) our best national long-distance running athlete. He is the top regional Southeast Asian long-distance runner. However, this year he had a dispute with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) on the integrity of another athlete.

“SNOC had unjustly left out Soh disregarding his excellent results this year. Let’s get Soh reinstated for the SEA Games representing Singapore.”

As of 12.45 pm on Friday, the petition has garnered 175 signatures. It is aiming for 200 signatures.

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Soh Rui Yong 2017 SEA Games

Meanwhile in the Men’s Soh of Singapore defended his title in 2:29.27 again far from Soh best mark of 2:24. Soh who trains in Oregon, USA took the win from his rival and good friend Agus Prayogo the SEA Games 10,000m Champion who took the silver in 2:31.20 and the surprise bronze was Malaysia’s Muhaizar Muhammad in  2:31.52.

Former SEA Games champion Boonthung Srisung of Thailand and The Philippines Jeson Agravante Did not finish the race due to cramps.



But this trails well behind SEA Games Champion Soh who has already run 2h24 this year. In the 2015 SEA Games, it was the first time since the Philippines joined SEA Games that the men had failed to make the podium.

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