Mok Ying Ren

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Mok Ying Ren
Personal information
Born (1988-07-06) 6 July 1988 (age 31)
Singapore
ResidenceSingapore
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
ClubTeam Singapore
Coached bySelf Coached
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 5000 m: 14:51 (NR)
  • 10,000 m: 31:55
  • Half marathon: 1:07:08
  • Marathon: 2:26:07

Mok Ying Ren (born 6 July 1988) is a triathlete and long-distance runner from Singapore. His best performances include a SEA Games gold medal in 2007 in the triathlon event, as well as a gold medal in the marathon event in 2013.[1] He holds the national record in the 5000m event.

Mok is a 7-time Singapore Marathon Local Champion, capturing every title from 2009 to 2016 with the exception of a 3rd-place finish in 2012. Mok first won the 2009 Singapore Marathon with a time of 2:43:42 on his debut marathon.[2] At the 2010 Singapore Marathon, his second marathon, he broke his own course record for the local category with a time of 2:38:27.[3] Mok once again won the 2011 Singapore Marathon Local Category with a time of 2:46:01 despite battling a bad case of plantar fasciitis.[4]

Mok ran a new Singaporean men's 5000 m national record of 14:51:09 at the Tokai University Time Trials in Japan in May 2011.[5]

Residing in Singapore, Mok graduated from the National University Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in May 2012 and is currently a resident in orthopaedics surgery in the National University Health System. He is also pursuing a Masters in Sports Medicine with the University of Queensland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Triathlon at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games
  2. ^ Tan, Les (2011-12-04). Mok Ying Ren returns from injury to finish as fastest S’porean marathoner for 3rd straight year. Red Sports. Retrieved on 2014-10-03.
  3. ^ Tung,Colin (2011-06-05). Mok Ying Ren wins Christchurch Marathon in personal best of 2 hours 26 minutes 34 seconds. Red Sports. Retrieved on 2014-10-03.
  4. ^ Mok, Ying Ren (2012-12-06). Mok Ying Ren: “I did not want to quit because quitting once gives you permission to quit again”. Red Sports. Retrieved on 2014-10-03.
  5. ^ Brett Larner (28 May 2011). "Mok Ying Ren Runs Singaporean Men's 5000 m NR at Tokai University Time Trials". www.japanrunningnews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 30 May 2011.