Goh Chui Ling's new timing is 27 seconds faster than her previous 5KM mark, and 44 seconds faster than the previous SEA Games bronze timing
Singapore's Goh Chui Ling lowered the previous national mark for the 5KM by 27 seconds, which was also written by her but done on the track. PHOTO: GOH CHUI LING INSTAGRAM
Malaga, Spain, 26 April 2022 - Singaporean track and field athlete Goh Chui Ling has rewritten the women's 5km national record, coming in fifth during the META : Time : Trials with a time of 17:08 minutes, averaging 3:25/km for pace.
The timing is 27 seconds faster than the previous 5,000m mark of 17:35 which was done on track and also set by Goh, and it is also 44 seconds faster than the 2019 SEA Games bronze medal mark of 17:52.
Over 70 elite ASICS athletes took part in the META: Time : Trials in Malaga, Spain. PHOTO: ALBIN DURAND
Goh was participating in the World Athletics certified META : Time : Trials over the weekend in Spain, with over 70 elite ASICS athletes taking part in an event that witnessed 27 Personal Bests and four new national records.
Apart from Goh, another highlight of the event was Eilish McColgan running a 14:45 in the 5K race, which was also a new British national record.
Briton Eilish McColgan set a new British national record with her timing of 14:45 for the 5KM. PHOTO: ALBIN DURAND
All athletes particpating in the race were sporting the brand new METASPEED™+ shoes, which were unveiled to members of public for the first time at the event as part of a global launch.