Quote Of The Day
“It never crossed my mind. Having signed up for the marathon, I just wanted to cross the finishing line. … I never thought about going home midway. It would have been like giving up.”
– Tam Chua Puh of Singapore, who ran 6km of this year’s marathon before taking a rest at a bus stop and cutting over to the finish, where he caused a big stir as he won a big prize as the first local finisher. He said he meant no harm – he just wanted his finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Stupid us – we thought finisher’s medals were meant for people who did the whole race.