Timeout amid dogged pursuit

Lucas Ng raising funds for rescue dogs during break as he takes stock of career and training

Above: A young Lucas Ng with his Boxer Whiskey. Ng training in Goyang last year. He estimates that he has spent more than $10,000 of his own funds since moving there.
Above: Ng training in Goyang last year. He estimates that he has spent more than $10,000 of his own funds since moving there. ST FILE PHOTO
Above: A young Lucas Ng with his Boxer Whiskey. Ng training in Goyang last year. He estimates that he has spent more than $10,000 of his own funds since moving there.
Above: A young Lucas Ng with his Boxer Whiskey. Ng training in Goyang last year. He estimates that he has spent more than $10,000 of his own funds since moving there.PHOTO COURTESY OF LUCAS NG

For the first time in three years, Lucas Ng is focusing his efforts on something completely unrelated to short track speed skating: raising funds for rescue dogs.

But the 29-year-old, widely considered one of the pioneers of the sport in the region, is not retiring, but taking advantage of the off-season to mull over his next step.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2018, with the headline 'Timeout amid dogged pursuit'. Print Edition | Subscribe