Kenneth Khoo

Kenneth is a former national athlete who represented Singapore in athletics at 5 previous SEA Games. He was also the captain of the SEA Games Singapore athletics team in 2011 and 2015 as well as captain of the national 4x400m relay team from 2006-2015. As an athlete, he has won a silver medal in the 400m at the ASEAN University Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 2008, as well as a SEA Games bronze medal in the 4x400m relay in 2011. Kenneth currently works as an educator with the Ministry of Education.

Books by Kenneth Khoo


Running on Empty is a revealing insight into UK Shyam’s journey—his beginnings as an aimless youth from a single-parent family to becoming Singapore’s fastest man. Powering past obstacles that are disclosed in this exclusive account, Running on Empty takes you through Shyam’s eventful track career from the 1990s to early 2000s: a period that saw him talent-scouted as a promising athlete, to making the heart-wrenching decision of quitting the sport, before his spectacular return as the golden boy of Singapore athletics.

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