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  1. The pettiness of our sports committee is going to cost us medals for Singapore. How can we have this type of people in the selecting committee, who put their own 'buay songness" above the glory of Singapore? https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/athletics-shock-as-two-time-marathon-champion-soh-rui-yong-is-not-selected-for-sea-games
  2. Inspirational, especially for runners. http://www.prischew.com/running/run-for-life-chan-meng-hui-marathoner/
  3. Truly inspirational. Can crawled to 3rd place. https://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/kenyan-marathon-runner-collapses-crawls-finish-texas-212059802--spt.html
  4. Sibei fast. Under 2hr 3 mins.... https://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/kenyas-dennis-kimetto-breaks-marathon-world-record-092838412--spt.html AFP News/Tobias Schwarz - Kenya's Dennis Kimetto celebrates winning the 41st edition of the Berlin Marathon on September 28, 2014 in a new world record Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday as he made history by becoming the first man to break the 2hr 03min barrier. Dennis Kimetto of Kenya crosses the finish line in a new world record time of 2:02:57 to win the 41st Berlin marathon, …His lightning fast run of 2hr 02min 57sec was the second year running that the record had been broken in Berlin, the previous best being 26 seconds slower -- the 2:03.23 set over the same course last year by compatriot Wilson Kipsang.The performance by the 30-year-old, a former farmer from western Kenya's high-altitude Rift Valley region, delivered a new benchmark in human endurance and cemented the Kenyans' total dominance of international road racing. Dennis Kimetto of Kenya celebrates after winning the 41st Berlin marathon, September 28, 2014. Kimetto finished …"As the race went on, I saw I could do it, I'm delighted to have won," the modest Kimetto said after making history and nudging world leading times close to the two-hour barrier.Kimetto, the pre-race favourite, was part of a seven-man breakaway group after 20km, which included fellow-Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor. But Kimetto shook off Mutai four kilometres from home and crossed the line in record time over what is regarded as the world's fastest marathon course. Mutai finished second, also inside the previous record time with a run of 2:03.13 -- illustrating the depth of Kenya's talent. Dennis Kimetto from Kenya holds a flag after winning the 41st Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. …Ethiopia's Abera Kuma a long way back in third in 2:05.56.Kimetto hails from the town of Eldoret -- a part of the country that has produced some of the most dominant distance runners in history and is emerging as the world's training capital. He was working as a farmer in an impoverished rural area before he took up running in his mid-20s, joining the training group of Geoffrey Mutai -- a Boston, Berlin and two-time New York marathon champion and the former holder of the unofficial world best, a 2:03.02 set in Boston. His first major win came in Nairobi's Half Marathon in 2011, and he went on to finish second behind his training partner Mutai in the Berlin Marathon in 2012. His 2:04.16 was the fastest marathon debut in history, and notable as he is one of a new breed of Kenyan road racers who do not have a track pedigree. In 2013 he won the Tokyo Marathon, setting a course record of 2:06.50, and then the 2013 Chicago Marathon in a course record of 2:03.45 -- where he also beat Emmanuel Mutai into second place. In the women's race, Tirfi Tsegaye led an Ethiopia 1-2, winning in 2:20.18 from Feyse Tadese (2:20.27) -- failing to break the 2:20 barrier and still a way off the 2:15.25 set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in London in 2003. Shalane Flanagan of the United Statges was third in 2:21.14, a personal best but short of the American record.
  5. Terrorist attacks again? [:(] From CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/...-in/639570.html Two killed, 36 injured in Boston Marathon blasts POSTED: 16 Apr 2013 3:40 AM BOSTON, Massachusetts: At least two people were killed and 36 wounded when two explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, sparking scenes of panic. Police did not immediately say whether the explosions were part of a terrorist attack, but marathon organizers said it was a twin bombing and media outlets reported that other unexploded devices had been found nearby. The blasts left a street littered with blood and debris, as spectators screamed and fled, paramedics hauled away stretchers and police rushed in, according to witnesses, one of whom saw a man with his lower limbs blown off. Boston Marathon organizers said on Facebook that "two bombs" exploded near the finish line, without providing a source for the information. "We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened," it said. NBC News, citing officials, earlier reported that police had found "multiple explosive devices" in Boston, raising the possibility of a coordinated attack. The twin explosions come more than a decade after nearly 3,000 people were killed in airplane strikes on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. At a hastily convened press conference, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick described a "very fluid situation" as he and other officials implored anyone with information about the incidents to call local tip hotlines. Boston Police Chief Ed Davis said there was a third explosion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, but the library later said there was an electrical fire that had been extinguished without causing any injuries. A video clip posted online appeared to show one of the marathon explosions going off, apparently several feet back from the barricades and the line of national flags separating the race spectators and the street. One runner is seen staggering and then falling, while others keep going for a few more steps. Volunteers in yellow jackets cover their ears at the sound of the blast. "We saw people with their legs blown off," Mark Hagopian, owner of the Charlesmark Hotel, told AFP from the basement of a restaurant where he had sought shelter. "A person next to me had his legs blown off at the knee -- he was still alive. "It was bad, it was fast," he said. "There was a gigantic explosion... we felt wind on our faces... Police were saying: 'Get out, get out, leave, leave there may be more bombs.'" Nineteen wounded people were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, including six who required emergency surgery, according to Alasdair Conn, head of emergency services. He added that several of the injured required "traumatic amputations" at the scene or at the hospital. Boston Medical Centre said it received 20 patients, including two children, from the site of the marathon explosions. "Most of these patients have lower leg injuries," it said in a brief statement. The Boston Police Twitter account had earlier said two people were killed and 23 wounded. Officials at the press conference declined to discuss the exact number of casualties. US President Barack Obama was notified about the incident, and his administration was in contact with state and local authorities, a White House official said. Obama called Patrick and Boston mayor Tom Menino to express his concern for the injured and to offer support. He was to make a statement at 2210 GMT. Security was stepped up in New York and Washington, as well as in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In the Big Apple, police said they were boosting security at hotels and "other prominent locations in the city." The blasts in Boston rattled US markets, sending the Dow and the S&P 500 down at the close. "Praying for those at the Boston Marathon today," said one of the US senators from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. The Senate observed a moment of silence, and the House of Representatives was to follow suit. The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest annual athletic events held in the United States, with nearly 27,000 racers who must qualify to compete and tens of thousands of spectators. The race attracts world-class athletes, most of whom would have likely completed the race a couple hours before the blast went off. The video clip of the blast showed the marathon timeclock at 4:09:44. - AFP/fa
  6. wah, so far no reply, i dont know if its because i posted it in wrong folder before or because all MCF member here never exercise.... any bro's there going to join the army half marathon this sunday (Sep 13th)? i want to know where is the best area to park . when i'm in that area i usually park at marina square or suntec city, but for this sunday i think its not a good idea to park there even if partial road closure, what do you think? TIA
  7. any bro's there going to join the army half marathon this sunday (Sep 13th)? i want to know where is the best area to park . when i'm in that area i usually park at marina square or suntec city, but for this sunday i think its not a good idea to park there even if partial road closure, what do you think? TIA
  8. Davidtkl

    Standard Chartered Marathon 2009

    Any MCFers taking part ? Didnt train much but would still go for it. Would be my 2nd marathon. Would be a great way to round up the year. This year's T shirt seems quite nice.
  9. http://sg.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20091203/tap...re-c3bb44c.html so its all about money again....does sportmanship still exists in this century? and does all the money from registration etc goes into the pocket of the so call "Elite athletes"?
  10. S7834g

    Standard Chartered Marathon 09

    Ermmm...like anyone knows where to park huh? Baring the fact whether I'm able to drive after the run. Need help from runners who was there last year.....:)
  11. Davidtkl

    Sundown Marathon

    Any MCFers doing the Sundown this weekend? Whose running the Ultra at 84km? I am doing only the "basic" 42km..
  12. Route Link To see closure on map: http://www.singaporemarathon.com/shared/da...emap_2511_2.pdf link for details... scroll down: http://www.singaporemarathon.com/en/race/?sec=203&ssec=548 SCSM08 Road Closure List ROAD NAME / EXITS CLOSURE TIMING PADANG AREA St. Andrew's Road 1.00am - 3.30pm Connaught Drive 1.00am - 3.30pm Coleman Street 1.00am - 3.30pm Empress Place 1.00am - 3.30pm Old Parliament Lane 1.00am - 3.30pm Parliament Place 1.00am - 3.30pm Supreme Court Lane 1.00am - 3.30pm Esplanade Drive 1.00am - 12.30pm SHENTON WAY/ ROBINSON ROAD AREA Collyer Quay 1.00am - 12.30pm Finlayson Green 1.00am - 12.00pm Raffles Quay 1.00am - 12.00pm Shenton Way (between Raffles Quay to Palmer Road) 1.00am - 12.00pm Maxwell Link 1.00am - 12.00pm Maxwell Road (between Robinson Road & Central Blvd) 1.00am - 12.00pm McCallum Street (between Cecil Street & Shenton Way) 1.00am - 12.00pm Boon Tat Street (between Cecil Street & Shenton Way) 1.00am - 12.00pm Cross Street (between Cecil Street & Robinson Road) 1.00am - 12.00pm Church Street / Cecil Street junction (traffic diverted to Battery Road) 1.00am - 12.00pm Robinson Road (between Anson Road & Collyer Quay) 1.00am - 12.00pm Fullerton Road 1.00am - 3.00pm Prince Edward Road (ECP Tuas, Exit 17 closed) 1.00am - 12.00pm MARINA SOUTH AREA Central Blvd 1.00am - 12.00pm Marina Blvd (Exit to ECP Airport closed) 1.00am - 12.00pm Marina Station Road 1.00am - 12.00pm Marina Street 1.00am - 12.00pm ECP Airport (Exit 17 to Exit 15 Rochor) 4.30am - 12.00pm ECP Airport, Exit 17 1.00am - 12.00pm ECP Airport, Exit 15 Rochor 6.30am - 10.45am MARINA SQUARE AREA F1 Track 1.00am - 3.00pm Raffles Ave 1.00am - 3.00pm Raffles Blvd (between Temasek Ave & Republic Blvd) 1.00am - 3.00pm Temasek Blvd 4.30am - 11.30am Temasek Ave 4.30am - 11.30am Republic Blvd 1.00am - 3.00pm Ophir Road (Exit from ECP to Republic Ave closed) 1.00am - 3.00pm Middle Road (between Beach Road & Nicoll Highway) 1.00am - 2.00pm Java Road 1.00am - 2.00pm Crawford Street (direction of Republic Ave) 1.00am - 3.00pm Nicoll Highway 1.00am - 2.00pm
  13. Davidtkl

    Standard Chartered Marathon

    Any MCFers here going? How many clicks would you be taking part? hows the preparation?
  14. Twin separated in marathon operation dies: newspaper AFP - Wednesday, July 30SINGAPORE, July 30, 2008 (AFP) - One of two conjoined Nepalese twins separated in a marathon operation in Singapore seven years ago has died in their homeland, a newspaper reported Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Ganga Shrestha, eight, died after admission to hospital on Monday with meningitis, The Straits Times reported. "I will always remember her feisty spirit... At least now, her spirit is free of her disabled body," Singaporean neurosurgeon Keith Goh was quoted as saying by the newspaper. He was one of the lead surgeons on the team which separated Ganga and her twin sister, Jamuna, during a 97-hour operation in 2001, the paper said. The children were joined at the head when they were born. Singaporeans raised more than 660,000 dollars (now 484,000 US) to help the babies, and the surgeons waived their charges. The operation left Ganga with brain damage and Jamuna unable to walk, the newspaper said, adding that three years ago they returned to Singapore for additional treatment. Then they returned to Nepal. Jamuna drags herself around on her arms. Schools in Kathmandu have refused to enrol her because part of her brain is still unprotected by bone, the newspaper reported. It quoted her grandfather as saying she finds it hard to accept the death of her sister, and cannot stop crying.
  15. Just returned from collecting my race kit for the SCSM 2007 and curious to know how many bro & sis from MCF will be participanting in the event next Sunday. Let me start the ball rolling:- Marathon (42.195km) 1. 2. 3. Half Marathon (21.1km) 1. 2. 3. 10KM 1. HCtan 2. 3. Seem like this is another record year for the SCSM again . More Singaporean are also taking up running either for leisure or simply to keep fit. As for myself, I hope to be able to run in a full marathon before I turn 40yo in 3 yrs time .
  16. anyone know which stretch of marina square has road block, i am intending to park at marina square or prince/jade thanks
  17. Carphant

    Movie Marathon

    Heard that there's Movie Marathon going on tomolo nite. From 9pm to next day 9am.. any one goin? wonder who can tahan 12hrs.....
  18. I've a friend who jio me to take part for fun, but the only "fun" category I can find is 10km le. All who take part really serious one, wait I last sibei paiseh sia hands up, who's going? Is this a charity run?
  19. AFTER speeding through a 21km half marathon in 90 minutes, Captain Ho Si Qiu, 25, flew past the finish line - and collapsed soon after. His heart had stopped. this is the 2nd death in such event..the 1st was a triathete.. What could be happening??
  20. hi fellow bros & sis, got this marathon 36 hours wash at IMM open park starting at 9am this morning. let the familiar DJs and artistes (heard SHE and some others are going down, Li Jiawei also leh... at staggered timing) to wash ur car per car is $5. for charity. got some goodies too. SPC 11% discount coupons, a snapple drink and a cute little FM958 tee for u to display on ur ride. Do go down, folks. for a good cause. can wash ur ride and do some charity stuff.
  21. Just want to know if any bros from this forum has made booking for the "marathon" Passat from CnC ? Have booked mine 3 weeks ago and am waiting patiently day-by-day to look forward the marathon event to be over soon and have my car delivered. Any "marathon" VW owners care to share what to watch out for when collecting the car ? Thanks in advance.
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