NEW BALANCE SG – What truly makes running iconic is the road runners take to get there. The journey is never easy, physically and mentally, but every moment shapes the runner to who they are today. Discover the stories of athletes who broke through and found their own greatness. Scroll down for Mok Ying Ren’s road less taken!
Scroll down to end of the page on details of social media giveaway.
MOK YING REN
Double SEA Games Gold Medalist
National Marathoner & Records Holder
Managed by ONEathlete
At one point in his running career, Mok Ying Ren suffered a plantar fasciitis injury. He was pushing too hard during his training, and as a result, he had to withdraw from the 2011 SEA Games. Some thought it’ll be “too difficult” for him to return to the sporting scene.
But the 30-year-old orthopedic surgical resident did not let that end his career.
He not only got back in the game but also clinched the gold medal for the marathon at the 2013 SEA Games. This hard-earned victory came with struggles too – he had entered the event with a muscle strain and a bad cough while on national service.
The two-time SEA Games gold medalist has since learned that there is more to winning than just getting the training in. Mok is currently balancing married life, training, family, and an orthopedics surgery programme that requires 80 hours of training a week, but this is not stopping the New Balance Ambassador & ONEathlete from aiming to qualify for the 2019 SEA Games.
“I realized that running a race presents similarities to our life journey and it’s always about running my own race, to the best that I can. Endurance running, in more ways than one, has inadvertently molded my character.”
Social Media Giveaway (12 Oct onwards):
- Share with us your favourite/significant running moments on facebook/instagram
- Tag 3 of your running mates on it
- Hashtag us so we know! #RunWithMok #FearlesslyIndependent #NewBalanceSG #TheRoadLessTaken #RunONE #ONEathlete
- Get your running mates to share their stories too! (Refer to @newbalancesg Instagram highlights for giveaway details)