Thursday February 11 2016
3 HR PSI 23
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Seven marathons, in seven continents, over seven consecutive days. No Singaporean had done this before, but cousins Ong Tze Boon, 47, and Ong Yu-Phing, 46, managed to pull off this remarkable feat last month. And they plan to run another marathon, in the North Pole, in April.

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Inspiration seems to strike Mr Cheong Yock Wing at 3am, when most people are asleep. It jolts the 77-year-old retiree awake in his three-room flat in North Bridge Road, and he goes to work on his electric bicycle, studded with light-emitting diodes (LEDs).