Dare to be different, everything starts with a dream. This is something that comes to mind when speaking to national 10,000m record holder, two-time national cross-country champion, World Half Marathon Championship competitor & national athlete Soh Rui Yong. On June 15 this year, Rui Yong stamped his name in the record books when he broke the 41-year-old 10,000m national record at the Portland Track Festival.
Currently studying at the University of Oregon on a Singapore Sports Council scholarship. Overachiever Rui Yong credits his achievement to the fact that this was something he had been aiming for since he joined athletics in secondary school. Publicizing it to his friends, family members, teammates and even the general public, he thinks that the expectation of having to do well eventually helped pushed him towards achieving his target. Unlike most athletes, Rui Yong does not believe in keeping any information “confidential” and is open about almost everything from his training schedule to his thoughts on the sport and his current lifestyle for the better of the sport. In his free time, he blogs on his website about issues on the sport as well as his trainings and life in Oregon.
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