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Marathon man at 86: Heart attack spurs retiree to take up running

86-year-old, who took up running after heart attack 16 years ago, has not looked back since

If you were an older person who suffered a heart attack, the odds are you would take things a little easy. When Mr Kor Hong Fatt suffered a heart attack at the age of 70, in 2002, he became a serious runner.

Not only that, but the retired quantity surveyor also was not going to let the health scare stop him from setting the goal of running a marathon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Run for your life '. Print Edition | Subscribe