05 Dec '11, 4am

How to run? Runners caught in human jam for first 2 km of marathon

How to run? Runners caught in human jam for first 2 km of marathon

was caught in a human jam for the first 2 km of the marathon held on Sunday (Dec 4). Runners lost precious minutes and could not achieve their personal bests, said the STOMPer. Wrote Audrey: "Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2011 Overcrowded! "This was the scene less than 2km from the start of the half marathon. "Nineteen thousand people were squished into a narrow 2-way road leading to 2 round-abouts. "Precious minutes were lost as the crowd came to a complete standstill at some points. "This was not a run to achieve personal bests! Many had their momentum messed up and found it hard to get back into rhythm, which probably accounted for all the walking later on. "Then there was a portion of the run that went through the basement bus-park of the RSW, where the buses had kept their engines running, spewing carbon monoxide-filled exhaust, while thousands of us ran exhal...

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