MMA fighter Teo to run StanChart’s 10km race

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Her sea­son may be wind­ing down, but Sin­ga­pore mixed mar­tial arts (MMA) fighter Tif­fany Teo is not tak­ing it easy.

This week­end, in­stead of pum­melling her op­po­nents, she will be pound­ing the pave­ment – at the Stan­dard Char­tered Marathon Sin­ga­pore.

This comes just a month after the 29-year-old bagged the big­gest win of her MMA ca­reer by de­feat­ing eight-time Brazil­ian jiu-jitsu cham­pion Michelle Ni­col­ini at the One Cham­pi­onship: Heart of the Lion event.

Teo, who will be tak­ing part in the 10km race to­mor­row, said: “Run­ning has al­ways been a part of my train­ing rou­tine.

“But I de­cided to take part in the StanChart marathon be­cause it is al­ways more fun when you know that you are run­ning along­side other mo­ti­vated in­di­vid­u­als, such as fel­low Un­der Ar­mour am­bas­sadors.”

Teo, who has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in psy­chol­ogy, is also a firm be­liever that nutri­tion makes a dif­fer­ence to one’s sport­ing per­for­mance.

Her main sources of car­bo­hy­drates are sweet pota­toes and brown rice, while she also makes sure that she has lots of pro­tein (chicken breast, salmon, eggs) and veg­eta­bles (broc­coli, cauliflower and as­para­gus).

She has this ad­vice for fel­low run­ners: Set short-term and long-term goals. Be con­sis­tent and you’ll see re­sults.

TNP FILE PHOTO

Tif­fany Teo.

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