S'pore's so-called fastest 2.4km runner isn't actually the fastest - an army officer beat him to itSep 09, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Local marathon runner Soh Rui Yong self-claimed himself as the fastest 2.4km runner in Singapore clocking 6 minutes and 53 seconds around a track last Saturday (Sep 4).
Soh then took to Facebook to challenge other runners, including commandos, to run 2.4km under 7 minutes.
Army Lieutenant clocked an even faster 2.4km record
Back in June 2021, an army lieutenant by the name of Ethan Yan clocked an impressive 6 minutes and 39 seconds for a 2.4km run organised by the Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association (SAFSA).
It is not known if Singapore keeps a record of all 2.4km official timings.
Soh's 2.4km challenge will take place on Oct 9 and 10, 2021 and will be timed by Pocari Sweat - Soh's sponsor.
The winner will take S$700 cash personally from Soh as well as 700 bottles of Pocari Sweat.
Soh wrote: "But as a gesture of goodwill, I shall offer everyone, commando or not, the following incentive: Any Singaporean who runs sub-7:00 for 2.4km at next month’s Pocari Sweat Singapore 2.4km Run (Ground Race, 9-10 Oct) will receive $700 and 700 bottles of Pocari Sweat, both paid for by me."