Singaporean, 60, tackles ultra marathon for charity
Running 217km is hard enough. Doing it in temperatures above 50 deg C, on an uphill terrain in a place called Death Valley however makes it much more arduous.
But 60-year-old Lim Nghee Huat still managed to finish the Badwater Ultramarathon in California's Death Valley National Park two weeks ago in style, even if it took him nearly two days.
The seasoned ultramarathoner's time of 42 hours and 34 minutes earned him the 58th spot out of 96 competitors, most of whom were in their 30s and 40s.
Along the way, the television producer - the first Singaporean to complete the Badwater Ultramarathon, one of the world's most difficult foot races - raised $130,000 for the Heartware Network, a Singapore charity which works with youth.
As long as you can run, I will support you.
- Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, to Mr Lim Nghee Huat