F1 Pit Building, Saturday, June 1, 2013 – Singapore’s Anne Qi Hui won the women’s half-marathon race at the Sundown Marathon in a time of 1 hour 27 minutes 35.16 seconds. Another Singaporean runner, Mok Ying Rong, was third in 1:36:38.41 while Jessica Angelique Gabrielli of Switzerland was second in 1:34:58.23.
Singaporean Viviant Tang was second in the women’s 10km race, clocking 39:10.31 to come in behind winner Lina Nguyen of the U.S.A. in 38:52.12. Sue Corser of Australia was third in 42:29.77.
Kenyans won the men’s half marathon and 10km races. Samson Kiplagat Tenai won the half-marathon in 1:13:06.27 while David Kiptanui Chepkwony finished the 10km in a winning time of 32:22.78.
Said Tenai, who had to pull out of the 42km full-marathon today as he was not feeling well before the start of the half-marathon event: “It’s the first time I’m running at the Sundown Marathon. I was definitely trying to win and was very satisfied with my timing (despite not feeling well). I’ve taken part in races all over Asia, but I must say that the organisation of this event was great and everything was excellent.”
More than 20,000 runners ran a route that included part of the Formula One Singapore Night Race circuit on the first day of the Sundown Marathon, which is into its sixth edition. This is the first time that the Sundown Marathon is being held over two nights.
Said Adrian Mok, Director of HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd: “This is the first time we are splitting the Sundown Marathon into two days. From the feedback gathered so far, we are glad we did it as everyone was full of praise for the improved race experience. We are looking forward to the full marathon tonight.”
At 11.30 p.m. on Friday night, some 10,000 runners took off for the half-marathon before a further 11,000 runners of set off on the 10km race an hour later. The full marathon race will start at 11.30 p.m. later tonight.
The route for the half marathon took runners past the upcoming Singapore Sports Hub, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre before passing through the Floating Platform and finishing off at the Singapore Flyer.
The 10km runners passed through Suntec City, Kallang Riverside Park and Marina Promenade before heading for the chequered flag at the F1 Pit Building.
Half Marathon Results
1st Samson Kiplagat Tenai (KEN) – 01:13:06.27
2nd Henrik Jannborg (SWE) – 01:13:47.75
3rd Mark John Williams (GBR) – 01:18:07.11
1st Anne Qi Hui (SIN) – 01:27:35.16
2nd Jessica Angelique Gabrielli (SWI) – 01:34:58.23
3rd Mok Ying Rong (SIN) – 01:36:38.41
1st David Kiptanui Chepkwony (KEN) – 00:32:22.78
2nd Geoffrey Birgen (KEN) – 00:33:31:02
3rd Laclergue Guillaume (FRA) – 00:35:15.97
1st Lina Nguyen (USA) – 00:38:52.12
2nd Vivian Tang (SIN) – 00:39:10.31
3rd Sue Corser (AUS) – 00:42:29.77