Singaporean inaugural winner of Women's 21km Real Run
Onesmus Muindi, crossed the finishing line at 1hr, 8m and 9s while Singaporean, Qi Hui, won the Women's Open in 1hr, 21m and 51s. -AsiaOne
SINGAPORE - The inaugural winner of the 21km Men's Open HomeTeamNS-New Balance Real Run hailed from Kenya, Onesmus Muindi, who crossed the finishing line at 1hr, 8m and 9s.
The winner of the 21km Women's Open was 31-year-old Singaporean Qi Hui, with a timing of 1hr, 21m and 51s.
Singaporean, Aldrich Lim also won the 10km Men's Junior with a time of 37m and 3s.
Ms Itsuko Tanaka, champion of the 10km Women's Veteran category, is also the champion of the 15km Women's Veteran category last year.
The Japanese national finished her race in 41m: 49s.
Mr Madankumar Balakrishnan is the reigning champion of the HomeTeamNS Individual category came in at 36m: 57s, breaking his 2010 record - 37m:18s.
Guest-of-Honour, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister of State (Home Affairs & Foreign Affairs), flagged off the 21km category at 6.30am and the 10km category at 7:00am amidst much fanfare.
The race saw 10,000 eager runners gather at Changi Exhibition Centre in the morning.
This year the run was made up of a 10km race and a half-marathon (21km); it is the only race in Singapore that pits its runners against four different terrains.
The 21km route was made up of 2km of trail, 1.5km of sand and 17.5km of taxiway and road. The 10km route involved 2km trail, 1.5km sand and 6.5km of taxiway and road.
The punishing terrains include a taxiway, road, sand and trail all to challenge the participants to push their body's limits.
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