Sports trainer Ng See Chye is a seasoned running enthusiast with over 30 years of experience and more than 30 marathons under his belt. But he is expecting this year's Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) to be one of his toughest races.
His 71-year-old father Ng Yoo Ay, also an avid runner, had been slated to run in the 10km category but is now in a coma after a road accident in September.
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If you’re not taking part in one of Saturday’s races, you can support the runners by cheering them on along the route.
One place to do so: Crosstown Arts, which is hosting the “Cancer is a Drag” St. Jude Marathon spirit station from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Cleveland Street Flea Market at 438 N. Cleveland. Bring your noisemakers and posters to cheer on the runners, and enjoy drag performances, vegan pancakes, bloody marys and more. (Wed 29) ⚡AMP
Two of the biggest names in American long-distance running, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, are coming to Dallas for the 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay, December 8-10. Throughout the weekend, four-time Olympian Keflezighi and recent New York City Marathon winner Flanagan will appear at events around the city, including the start and finish line on race day Sunday, Dec. 10. (Wed 29) ⚡AMP
The very first Honolulu Marathon race debuted in 1973. The catalyst wasn't exactly athletic warfare or competition, but more as a way for a maverick cardiologist to show the benefits of long-distance running, primarily for his cardiac patients. 34 years later, it's the fourth biggest marathon in the world. And while there's still a laid-back vibe, the competition aspect has grown. In recent years, there has been a recent influx of world-class record-breakers and elite runners. (Wed 29) ⚡AMP
The inaugural Antarctic Mile was completed November 25 where Paul Robinson, a world class athlete from Ireland, ran an astounding 4:17.9 mins on the snow and in temperatures of -20 C (-4 F) on Union Glacier. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2020, Following three passionate and technically high level presentations made by all three candidates, the Chinese city of Nanjing was awarded the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2020. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
Created in conjunction with Breaking2, Nike’s attempt to enable the first sub-two-hour marathon, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% was designed with the goal of helping the world’s fastest marathoners run their best. The tooling features new Nike ZoomX foam that is ultra-lightweight, soft and capable of providing up to 85-
percent energy return. Shalane Flanagan wore this shoe and won the NYC marathon, the first American woman in forty years. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
USATF's Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Council announced its 2017 runners of the year. 37-year-old Max King from Bend Oregon was named Ultra Runner of the year (2017). 34-year-old Camille Herron from Warr Acres, OK was named female Ultra Road Runner of the year (2017) (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
In 2013 Japanese runner Satoru Kasuya was a promising 2:11 marathoner. A few months later he almost died from cancer. On Sunday at the Osaka marathon he ran 2:19:50. Surviving his treatment, Kasuya was determined to make a comeback. In September, 2015 he ran his first race post-surgery, a 5000 m time trial. Five months later he ran a 2:20:38 marathon in Tokyo, following up with a 2:24:20 in Nagano this spring. On Sunday he placed 4th in 2:19:50. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
Britain’s two fastest half marathon runners of all time, Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins, will face each other at The Big Half, London’s brand new half marathon, on Sunday March 4. Farah – the multi-Olympic and World Championship gold medallist over 5,000m and 10,000m – will begin the new road racing chapter of his career at The Big Half. Scotland’s Hawkins, who was fourth in this year’s World Championships marathon in London, will be looking for further success on the streets of London. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
Jerry Schumacher (Portland, Oregon), whose Bowerman Track Club athletes in 2017 won three medals at the IAAF World Championships, as well as an historic marathon victory, has been named USATF’s 2017 Nike Coach of the Year, USATF announced Monday. “Jerry has become one of the world’s greatest coaches, and the consistent success of his athletes is a testament to that fact,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “He and his athletes have helped lead the resurgence in American distance running." (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 world champion, will take on Bidan Karoki and defending champion Yemane Tsegaye at the 71st annual Fukuoka Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on December 3 in Fukuoka, Japan. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP
The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon got a revamped course for 2017.
Course changes were made to accommodate downtown construction while keeping iconic and historic sites on the race path, according to a press release sent Tuesday morning.
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Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, and Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, have applauded the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K events for their significant contribution to sports tourism in Jamaica within the last 16 years. (Tue 28) ⚡AMP