Picture 1 - (Left to Right) Lim Thow Wee and Ashley Liew - The Team Flexifitness' fastest two marathon runners.
Today, we were looking forward to hear the news of Mr Lim Thow Wee's Seoul Marathon race results. In the race, I found out that another good runner, from Singapore, by the name of Dr Derek Li running in the race too. It is impressive that both of them are professionals and are doing full time job and they have trained very hard for the race. Dr Derek Li has done a 2hr 42min marathon best while Mr Lim Thow Wee has a 2hr 48min 49sec personal best in Paris Marathon 2014 race.
While Coach Rameshon, and the rest of Flexifitness athletes (including Ashley Liew) were waiting an hour ago for the race results, Mr Lim Thow Wee finally messaged us telling us that he ran and stopped at the 30km mark and walked back the rest of the way and completed the 42.195km race in 3hr 30min, while Dr Derek Li did a time of 2hr 50min. We are awaiting the official results.
Mr Lim Thow Wee has messaged us that the air was very dry and was hard to breathe, especially when taking some deep breaths during the run. He found difficulty in breathing. Seeing safety as a reason to stop the race was a wise choice for Coach Rameshon. Mr Lim Thow Wee has told us that he will elaborate on stopping of the race and his renewed aim of returning strong for the future marathon race soon will be answered in our running blog, runningcoachsg.com.
According to SAA, it was mentioned that anyone who does better than the two runners - Soh Rui Yong and Ashley Liew - they will get themselves selected. Only two will represent Singapore for the coming SEA Games 2015. The deadline for this is 28/29th of March 2015. Coach Rameshon revealed this to me.
"Both Rui Yong and Ashley Liew are medal potentials", Coach Rameshon said on the coming SEA Games race 2015. With the Seoul Marathon race over, Ashley's road to SEA Games in Singapore looks intact.