26 Nov '11, 9pm

This Grandparents Day, we celebrate seniors who are leaving much younger people in their dust

At 71, Mr Maswar Sahlan isn't up to running the full marathons that he used to as a younger man. But he still grabbed attention when he took part in the 5km event at last year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore - dressed as Spider-Man. In all, he has turned up at six running events here and in Kuala Lumpur as famous comic-book superheroes. His unusual race wardrobe consists of three costumes: One black and one red Spider-Man, and a Batman suit. All are gifts from family members - and a hit with fellow runners. "Everyone will ask me where I got the costume and they'll wave at me. Sometimes, they'll call out 'Spidey!'," said Mr Maswar. Few, however, are likely to guess correctly the age of the man behind the mask. Only once did he remove his mask to reveal his face, in response to reporters' requests, and later he was "scolded" by a friend for doing so. "People at first...

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