Leading scientists in Singapore still struggling to explain this strange phenomenon.
They found out that the majority of those thousands of participants who are taking part to run the Puma Night Run Singapore 2016 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, any time of the day can put on their gear and have a go at it, 10km 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 10km run 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 long distance races, but somehow, I cannot run 2.4km IPPT run.”
“I think it’s a mental challenge.”