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Thousands of men join Sundown Marathon S’pore but cannot pass IPPT 2.4km run

Posted on 26 March 2017

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


Leading sports scientists, together with health and military researchers in Singapore, have stumbled upon a startling discovery that currently remains as unsolvable as the Big Bang and AIDS.

They found out that the majority of those thousands of participants who took part in the Sundown Marathon Singapore 2017 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 42km 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.”







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  • Ben N Jerry

    Because failing gets more benefits? 10 x IPT session = 20-30 hours of earlier knock off from office, that’s ton of monetary value. On top, you are given $12/session allowance. If you calculate, it’s better than getting Gold.

    • Lionel-Emerick Kevin Caballero

      take 20 IPPT test then no need to go for RT also can get paid.

  • Tom Yam Krung

    Running 2.4km continuously is not easy, whereas for those people who do Sundown Marathon can walk, run and rest. The cut off time is 8 hours which is not tough, easier to complete a full race with some training.

    IPPT is just a health measurement. With some training, you can do it….in 10mind (average).

  • Asm

    Amazed that scientist nowadays are superb with their numberical.mathematics. They are unable tondona proper and simple division and proper means test. Or perhaps thats why they are leading, with chao keng in their blood and nature.

    The writer must be part of the leading gang too, to have spent effort writing this article.