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S’pore marathoner told not to give publicity to his own apparel sponsor this SEA Games 2017 https://t.co/ET4PaTzkDh

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong is Singapore’s fastest marathoner of all time. The 25-year-old clocked 2hr 24min 55sec at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. According to marathon’s world body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that certifies marathon courses, this is the best timing for the republic ever. Advertisement Not allowed to publicise personal apparel sponsor On Aug. 8, 2017, Soh put up a Facebook post disagreeing with the sponsorship arrangement the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) has inked in the lead-up to the upcoming Southeast Asian Games 2017. According to Soh, Team Singapore athletes competing in the SEA Games cannot mention brands on social media posts that are not sponsors of the SNOC. This deprives his own personal sponsor publicity. Soh’s personal sponsor is not a SNOC sponsor. Soh wrote: Sponsorship is already...

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