Singapore Marathon: 8,023 finish 42.195km; 66% take 6hrs or more

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The full and half marathon runners start together at the 2016 Singapore Marathon. (Photo courtesy of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore)
The full and half marathon runners start together at the 2016 Singapore Marathon. (Photo courtesy of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore)

Padang, Sunday, December 4, 2016 — There were 8,023 full marathon finishers at the 2016 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

Based on the final results, 66.1 percent of these finishers took six hours or more to finish the 42.195km course (see table below).

If a six-hour cut off was imposed on the 2016 Singapore Marathon, there would be only 2,718 finishers.

This is the fifth straight year that the number of finishers has fallen since a high of 15,727 finishers at the 2011 Singapore Marathon.

The slowest marathon runner on the day took 8 hours 56 minutes 23 seconds to finish. The fastest runner was Felix Kiptoo Kirwa of Kenya in a time of 2.17.17.

Of the 8,023 finishers, 6,667 were male, with 243 runners (3.6%) marked as Did Not Finish (DNF) and 308 (4.6%) disqualified. (Runners who cannot make the eight-hour cut off have their bibs marked and are given DNF status.)

There were 1,356 female finishers, with 155 (11.4%) DNFs and 167 (12.3%) DQs.

The Singapore Marathon organisers give runners eight hours to finish the marathon course.

In Southeast Asia, the Bangkok Marathon has a six-hour cut-off time while the Kuala Lumpur Marathon gives runners seven hours.

The Hong Kong Marathon has a six-hour cut-off while the Fukuoka Marathon cut-off is seven hours.

In Europe, the Berlin Marathon gives runners six hours 15 minutes to finish the course, while the London Marathon allows a generous eight hours. About 39,000 runners took part in the 2016 London Marathon and 253,930 balloted for a spot in the 2017 edition.

The New York Marathon officially ends after six and a half hours, after which they reopen roads.

Top 10 Singapore Men
1st Mok Ying Ren (#13271) – 2:41:03
2nd Ashley Liew (#13270) – 2:49:46
3rd Fang Jianyong (#7942) – 2:53:35
4th Evan Chee (#35) – 2:54:23
5th Ka Kin Fung (#1052) – 3:00:20
6th Prashan Madduma Patabendige (#5) – 3:04:03
7th Ku Seow Wee (#1048) – 3:10:50
8th Junwei Ng (#18) – 3:11:56
9th Xiu Zheng Chew (#13519) – 3:12:26
10th Wenlong Ning (#2) – 3:12:48

Top 10 Singapore Women
1st Jasmine Goh (#14224) – 3:09:49
2nd Anne Hui Qi (#106) – 3:14:24
3rd Rachel See (#106) – 3:14:59
4th Neo Jie Shi (#104) – 3:22:13
5th Aileen Tan (#8870) – 3:23:22
6th Baoying Lim (#108) – 3:28:16
7th Sumiko Tan (#8871) – 3:41:08
8th Sing Yi Lim (#8872) – 3:41:17
9th Xiang Yi Wong (#111) – 3:42:27
10th Yvonne Elizabeth Chee (#8873) – 3:43:36

Top 5 Singapore Men (Masters)
1st Ku Seow Wee (#1048) – 3:10:50
2nd Alex Koh Liang Yeong (#7764) – 3:19:43
3rd Vincent Ting (#1116) – 3:21:22
4th Ramesh Palaniandy (#13) – 3:23:50
5th Ngee Hung Ng (#7951) – 3:23:50

Top 5 Singapore Women (Masters)
1st Koh Kee Lee (#1871) – 3:53:58
2nd Cinderella Dermawan (#2745) – 4:15:05
3rd Sandra Yeo (#1380) – 4:21:12
4th Lerk Phing Wong (#3471) – 4:23:27
5th Sew Hyong Lim (#12599) – 4:23:34

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2016 Stanchart Marathon Singapore

There were 8,023 finishers (male and female) according to http://www.marathonsingapore.com/2016-results/. All finisher numbers culled from the official results.
Time Taken to Finish Marathon# of Finishers% of Finishers
8 hrs or more1,19414.9
7–7:591,92824
6–6:592,18327.2
5–5:591,64120.5
4–4:5980010
3–3:592373
2–2:59400.5

Singapore Marathon Statistics

Finisher information for 2016 taken from http://www.marathonsingapore.com/2016-results/.
Finisher information for 2015 taken from http://www.marathonsingapore.com/2015-results/.
Finisher information for 2013 from Live Tracking. Finisher information for previous years from runpix.info.
% M = % of male finishers
 RegistrantsFinishers% Finished% M% F
2016
42kmN.A.8,0238317
21kmN.A.9,3096931
10kmN.A.12,2345644
2015
42kmN.A.8,9728416
21kmN.A.9,4967030
10kmN.A.14,1705644
2014
42km13,45110,658798416
21km13,06810,309796931
10km20,64316,626815545
2013
42km16,10012,01274.68416
21km12,0009,26377.2
10km20,00015,55477.8
2012
42km17,50012,92273.88515
21km10,0007,46274.67030
10km20,00014,36371.85545
2011
42km20,00015,72778.68515
21km19,70014,80675.26535
10km16,00012,02375.15347
2010
42km20,00014,85374.38515
21km15,00011,27775.26337
10km20,00015,44477.24852
2009
42km17,50014,25881.58515
21km12,5009,79578.46535
10km20,00015,10075.55149
2008
42km15,25212,39381.38515
21km11,8069,09077.06832
10km20,08415,04574.95050
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Discussion1 Comment

  1. It’s interesting to note the numbers are on the decline especially when most races are growing from strength to strength. I was wondering if weather could be a factor in the slow finish time? The last time I ran this marathon was in 2011 (yes during the peak) and did poorly at almost six and a half hours. The year before I managed to finished sub-6 hours.

    I’ve since been living in the US and have mostly finished within five and a half hours. I attribute easier running to the cooler climate as I struggle in the heat whenever I go back to Singapore. A friend who runs and live in the UK shared the same sentiments when we talk running. 🙂

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