Soh relishing UK stint as he eyes 10,000m record
The Straits Times|January 23, 2022
A busy year lies ahead of national marathoner Soh Rui Yong, who will be heading to the University College London to read law while preparing for May’s SEA Games and September’s Asian Games.
Kimberly Kwek

But Soh, who is aiming to rewrite his national record of 31 minutes 15.95 seconds in the 10,000m at the Asiad, is determined to make it work.

The 30-year-old, who is leaving for England next week, had been looking for coaches to work with in London as he targets a sub-31 minutes time in Hangzhou.

In London, Soh will be training with running club Highgate Harriers and coach David Chalfen, while still working closely with his coach in Singapore, Steven Quek.

After exchanging e-mails with Chalfen, who had coached athletes who run the event in 29 to 31 minutes, Soh believes working with him would be beneficial for his development.

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