MOK Ying Ren

Double SEA Games Gold Medalist & Record Holder
National Marathoner | @mokyingren | managed by ONEathlete

Mok self-coached himself with the assistance of several advisors such as Dr Kua Harn Wei and Mr Ramlan in the different triathlon disciplines and eventually went on to clinch the gold medal at the SEA Games in Thailand for triathlon.

After the Asian Beach Games in 2008 where Mok finished 12 out of 31 participants despite being a student athlete, he decided to change his focus towards pure Running as clinical years for medical schools start in Year 3 and that means more time spent traveling to hospitals and being on the feet for most times of the day. Running is less time consuming than cycling or swimming as there is no need for traveling to and fro the pool and one can run any time of the day.

Mok graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery (S’pore) Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). He has been in the business of guiding runners – both recreational and competitive for the past 5 years through various means including practical clinics, lectures, writing columns and as a coach.


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Key Achievements 

16 Jul 2017 Top Singaporean Men’s, 3rd Overall
ST Run in the City 18.45km 
30 Apr 2017 Top Singaporean Men’s, 4th Overall
Income Eco Run 2017 21.1km 
04 Jun 2017 Top Asian Finisher, 8th Overall
Christchurch Half Marathon 
19 Mar 2017 2:26:07 PB and SEA Games 2017 Qualified
Seoul Marathon 
18 Jan 2016 1:07:08 National Record Half Marathon
Rock and Roll Arizona Half Marathon 
16 Dec 2013 Men’s Gold Medal
2013 SEA Games Marathon 
2009, 2010,
2011, 2016
Men’s Local Champion
4-time Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 
28 May 2011 14:51 National Record 5000m
Tokai University Time Trials 5000m
07 Dec 2007 Men’s Gold Medal
2007 SEA Games Triathlon (Olympic Distance)


Features on Media

29 Aug 2017 Straits Times (SEA Games Special):
Moment in a minute: Jasmine Ser, Geraldine Lee, Mok Ying Ren and Shanti Pereira relive the SEA Games
19 Aug 2017 runONE (Press Release):
Mok won – not gold or silver – but hearts and respect in Kuala Lumpur
02 Aug 2017 RunONE:
ONE TeamSG Special – Mok Ying Ren
16 Jul 2017 RunONE (Press Release):
ONEathlete up the game at the Straits Times Run In The City 2017
16 Jul 2017 Just Run Lah:
Race Day Tips Running with Mok Ying Ren
13 Jul 2017 RunONE:
Singapore Athletics partners with IRONMAN Asia for National Championships
08 Jul 2017 SilverKris:
Interview – Which eatery’s chicken rice would marathon champion Mok Ying Ren run 15km for?
08 Jul 2017 RunONE:
Mok shares his 2013 SEA Games Gold Medal experience, running & hydration tips; but gets a surprise instead!
04 Jul 2017 RunONE (Press Release):
ONEathlete up the game at the Straits Times Run In The City 2017
04 Jun 2017 Straits Times:
Athletics: Singapore’s Mok Ying Ren eighth in 21.1km distance at Christchurch Marathon
04 Jun 2017 RunONE (Press Release):
Mok on track for SEA Games, finishes Top Asian in Christchurch Half-marathon
16 May 2017 CNA / Straits Times:
SEA Games 2017 Rising Together Baton Run
8 May 2017 Men’s Health:
Here’s What Runner Mok Ying Ren Eats To Prepare For Long-Distance Runs
30 Apr 2017 RunONE:
Income Eco Run’s Inaugural ‘Zero Waste Runner’ Category receives overwhelming support as participants relinquish their finishers’ entitlements
25 Mar 2017 Feature Story in Book:
19 Mar 2017 TODAY:
Mok qualifies for SEA Games, sets up battle with Soh and Indonesia’s Agus
19 Mar 2017 CNA:
Athletics: Mok Ying Ren clocks new personal best, clears SEA Games qualifying mark
19 Mar 2017 Straits Times:
Athletics: Mok Ying Ren clocks new PB in Seoul Marathon, clears KL SEA Games qualifying time
1 Mar 2017 TODAY:
Despite Busy Work Schedule Mok Ying Ren still Confident of SEA Games Berth
29 Aug 2016 Redsports:
Army Half Marathon: Mok Ying Ren fastest Singaporean in 1:15:44
1 Jul 2016 TODAY:
Mok defends S’pore Athletics in Rio wildcard discussion
30 May 2016 Straits Times: Running:
Marathoner Mok Ying Ren just misses Rio Olympics qualifying mark
18 Dec 2015 Superadrianeme:
Mok Ying Ren Shares Life Lessons from Endurance Training
15 Dec 2015 TNP:
Mok Ying Ren chases Olympic dream
29 Sep 2014 Just Run Lah:
Tips on Running Injuries by the Mok Siblings
2 Jan 2014 MINDEF Singapore:
There’s a part for everyone / A Show of Grit
6 Jun 2011 Singapore Athletics:
Mok Ying Ren – “I will be training hard for a SEA Games medal”
3 May 2011 Boulder Running:
Mok eyes Olympic Marathon Standard in Biwa
3 Dec 2010 Coach Rameshon:
Mok Ying Ren – The 2009 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (local) Champion


Event Participation 

13 May 2017 SEA Games 2017 Baton Run (Singapore Leg)
Jul 2017 Straits Times Run In The City 2017
Jun 2017 Christchurch Marathon
Mar – April 2017 NTUC Income Eco Run 2017 Training Program
Mar – July 2017 Training Partner and Weekly Straits Times #RunwithMok Column for ST Run in the City