Tens of thousands of men run Army Half Marathon but complain cannot pass IPPT 2.4km run

Posted on 02 September 2014

Leading scientists in Singapore still struggling to explain this strange phenomenon.


Leading sports scientists and health and military researchers in Singapore have made a startling discovery that currently remains as unsolvable as the Big Bang and ALS.

They found out that the majority of those 46,000 participants who took part to run the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon at Marina Bay on Aug. 31 are those very same men who complain they cannot pass their annual 2.4km IPPT run.

Chao Keng Kia, a leading scientist trained in human physiological studies and sports sciences, said: “Every time Singapore got marathon or some long distance race, you see tens of thousands of these men damn garang, morning wake up very early, put on their gear and have a go at it, 10 or 20km, no problem.”

“But when it comes time to take IPPT, they falter, say cannot pass, RT not fair, NS for locals, jobs for foreigners.”

This mystery is so deep, runners who took part in the half marathon but frequently fail their IPPT, also cannot explain why this is the case.

Mei Li You, a Singaporean man who has been going for IPPT remedial training for the last few years, said: “I also don’t know why I cannot pass my 2.4km IPPT.”

“I can go through school, find a job, get skills certifications, court a girl to become my wife, afford to drive, eat fancy meals, rear children, train for this kind of pointless half marathons, but somehow, I cannot run 2.4km IPPT run.”

“I think it’s a mental challenge.”


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  • Pete

    A long distance run is different from a 2.4km run. You can do a long distance run with enough stamina, but you will need both stamina AND speed to do a 2.4km run, and speed is something that is difficult to maintain with age. A grandfather may have the stamina to run 2.4km in perhaps 30 minutes, but that does not mean he has the speed to sprint 2.4km in 10 minutes.The point is not the distance, but the time required to run the distance.

    • 50% Fake News

      Or you know, look up the word called satirical. Your input on the whole running thing is well received though!

    • Peterpan

      yeah. thats something the “NEWSNATION” should consider writing an article which is general rather than personal.


      “I think it’s a mental challenge.” <- last sentence

    • Mental Challenge

      Differentiating a 50% real news and legit news require mental challenge

  • Rico

    Wat a bullshit….this article shows how ignorance the author is…go do research then come n rant in cyber space…..

    • plsgolaughatyourowncomment

      U go do research to see how ignorance u r. Wat do u even know about this website before u commented?

  • shine

    leading scientists? do they have a clue what they talking about? a half marathon and 2.4km is totally different!

    • hatedumbpeoplewhocommentwithou

      Do u even know what’s this website all about before u commented?

  • Institute of Militia Studies

    A result of Prof. Chao’s discovery, policymakers will be replacing 2.4km run with a 24km AHM to better serve the needs of a 4G Army.

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