Special Olympics runners join in for Mount Faber run

SINGAPORE - The winners of Mizuno PAssion Run at Mount Faber have emerged.

Lin Gen Foo, 30, dominated the Men's Open with a timing of 34:50:21, while Mok Ying Rong, 20, took the Women's crown in 41:27:25.

Veterans Tony Seakins, 60 and Vivian Tang, 43, also completed the race with impressive timings of 39:17:77 and 39:45:59 respectively.

The race was organised by Tanjong Pagar GRC, Radin Mas SMC, and is sponsored by World of Sports and Mizuno.

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development, and adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots, Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, and adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots and Dr Lily Neo, Adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots Organisations helped to flag off the race.

Singapore's Special Olympics runners also took part in the 10km race, proving that their disabilities were of no hindrance to their determination.

"Our runners had an amazing time at this year's Mizuno PAssion Mount Faber Run. I think they proved to themselves and the public that with regular training and a never-give-up attitude, there is absolutely nothing they cannot achieve," said Yeo Jia Chyang, Running Coach, Special Olympics.

The winners of of both categories walked away with prizes worth more than $800 including a $500 product voucher, Soleus watches, Kor One Bottles, Yurbuds earphone, Thorlos 84N and a one-year subscription of RUN magazine.