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S'PORE RUNNER PUSH THROUGH PAIN BARRIER, ACHIEVE BEST RESULTS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

A physiotherapist told me I might have a torn plantar fascia in my left foot. As early as 5km into the race, while going down a steep hill, I felt like someone had stabbed a knife through my left heel. If it was any other race, I would have dropped out immediately. But this was the world championships. I was wearing the red and white of Singapore. When you're at a major games for your country, you're not allowed to drop out - that's my philosophy.

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SON OF LATE FORMER PRESIDENT ONG TENG CHEONG & COUSIN COMPLETES WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE

Singaporean runners Mr Ong Tze Boon, 47 and his cousin Mr Ong Yu-Phing, 46 ran seven marathons, in seven continents, over seven consecutive days last month.

The duo participated in the World Marathon Challenge where they ran a total of 295km and withstood temperatures ranging from -15 to 25 degrees Celsius. They ran alongside participants from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Morocco, and United States of America. And they are not hanging up their running shoes just yet!

The duo will take on another marathon in the North Pole in April. With these grueling runs, the cousins are looking to raise funds and awareness for five charities that support mental health; Caregivers Alliance Limited, Samaritans of Singapore, Alzheimer's Disease Association, We Care Community Services and Singapore Association for Mental Health.

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ROADS AT SPORTS HUB & EAST COAST PARK CLOSED FOR SEA GAMES MARATHONS

According to the Singapore Police Force, roads near the Singapore Sports Hub and East Coast Park are off-limits to vehicles this weekend (6th and 7th June) because of SEA Games triathlon and marathon events. East Coast Park Service Road, between carpark E2 and Tanah Merah Flyover, will be closed on the weekend from 8AM to 10.30AM. The SPF says that parking enforcements will be strictly carried out along the roads nearby, and vehicles found illegally parked and causing obstruction will be dealt with. Only the police and emergency vehicles will be allowed on those roads.

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MARATHON RUNNERS TO RUN 50KM FOR 50 DAYS TO HONOUR LKY

Ultramarathoners Mr Lim Ngee Huat and Mr Yong Yuen Cheng will be running 50km a day together for 50 days to commemorate the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's significant contributions to building the nation and to honour some of his character traits. Each day of the run will be anchored by a theme based of one contribution or character trait. A total of 50 themes have been decided by the Institute of Technical Education students, such as independence, self-reliance, and kindness.

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