By the numbers: The Standard Charted Singapore Marathon

1. 1982

The inaugural Singapore Marathon is held as a “fun run”. Raymond Crabb from the UK and Hong Kong’s Winnie Ng win their divisions.

2. 1989

Ricky Khoo and Toh So Liang are the first Singaporeans to win titles, finishing first in the men’s and women’s categories.

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2017

3. 2002

Standard Chartered becomes the marathon’s title sponsor – a partnership it will commit to for 16 years and counting.

4. 2012

The event wins IAAF Gold Label status, which is held by other top races such as the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

5. 2018

This year’s race will feature improvements like a new bag deposit system, widened starting areas and more hydration zones.

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This article was originally published in the December 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine



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