Come lunch hour, Raffles Place is typically beset by promoters and the odd, gimmicky flash mob – but this Thursday afternoon, the main draw was a far more sincere proposition.
Passers-by were stopping to gape at a slim, flame-haired man pounding away on a treadmill. It was none other than Gerrard Lin, aka “Ah Siao”, best known for completing the 2012 Singapore marathon with a 14kg tyre tethered to his waist.
Lin’s latest feat of insanity: attempting to run two full marathons over two days, smack in the middle of Singapore’s business district.
“This year, we decided that something needs to be different, a bit more interesting,” the 30-year-old told Yahoo Singapore before embarking on his challenge.
“We wanted to tell people in the city, ‘hey you work a lot, you’re under a lot of pressure, but there’s something you can do’.”
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