A running group helped heavy smoker exchange cigarettes for sneakers

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Park run in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park with the Singapore Runners Club. More new members are joining running clubs since pandemic-related group size restrictions were lifted in April 2022.
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SINGAPORE – Mr Martin Tan smoked heavily for years until he started running in 2021 to relieve stress during the pandemic.

“Through running, I realised how precious air is,” says the 49-year-old civil servant, who used to find that form of exercise “very boring”.

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