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30,000 take part in Sundown Marathon

Some 30,000 runners took part in the Sundown Marathon on Saturday and for the first time, the iconic Benjamin Sheares Bridge was included in the route.

SINGAPORE: Some 30,000 runners took part in the Sundown Marathon on Saturday night and for the first time, the iconic Benjamin Sheares Bridge was included in the route.

This is the seventh year the night run is being organised.

Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth Sam Tan flagged off the full 42-km marathon at the F1 Pit Building.

As in previous editions, there were also the 10 km and half marathon events.

This year, organisers made the route a little more scenic, with participants running along the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

The winner in the men's category was Russell Ericksen from the United States, who finished the race in three hours flat.

Ericksen said: "I started out at a pace that I wanted to, but at the end I was a little exhausted.

“The heat and humidity still got to me, but this is quite a bit better than starting (the race) at 10 o'clock in the morning.”

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