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Elderly S’poreans using flattened cardboard to train for Tour de France

Posted on 19 September 2015

They want to be part of Singapore’s rich racing culture.


Elderly Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to work out and keep fit using unconventional methods, have come out to explain why they are exercising so hard these days.

This after many elderly in Singapore are seen collecting cardboard and moving them from one location to another, in what looks like a bid to get those muscles of theirs working out hard and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with work-life balance.

One elderly Singaporean, Lao Tou Zi, said this view is correct: “Some S$150 million is spent annually setting up the F1 night race in Singapore and it has been happening for eight years already. We find it inspirational and want to do our small bit to be part of this vibrant racing culture in Singapore.”

“Although I don’t have a car, with some training on my bicycle and my trusty cardboard, my hope is to represent Singapore and compete in the Tour de France eventually.”

At press time, there are other elderly folks who are using cardboard to train for weightlifting events in the next Olympics.






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