Sporting Life: A legend, a broken spike and a ride in a time machine

Sprint legend C. Kunalan wearing a pair of adidas 9.9 spikes in the 1960s, given to him by national coach Tan Eng Yoon. PHOTO: COURTESY OF C. KUNALAN
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A man known for how fast he ran tells a story about a walk. It's the early 1960s and C. Kunalan, the great Singaporean sprinter, is strolling down Bras Basah Road with his pals from the Teachers' Union, whom he used to play football with.

They were going to buy him spikes.

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