National middle-distance runner Jeevaneesh Soundararajah’s 2.4km time of 6min 52.97sec at the Pocari Sweat Run on Jan 8 not only earned him a new national best, but also a long list of prizes that included $700 cash, 700 bottles of Pocari Sweat and vouchers for 700 packets of chicken rice.
His feat at the Home of Athletics in Kallang generated plenty of buzz online, with the video of his race viewed over 37,000 times on Facebook. He finished ahead of Gurkha Subas Gurung (6:54.53) and top distance runner Soh Rui Yong (6:55.50), who held the previous best of 6:53.18.
Many were also curious about what Jeevaneesh would do with his prizes.
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