14 Jun '11, 1am

The RSAF officer who died during his IPPT last Saturday had been certified medically fit, Mindef says

The RSAF officer who died during his IPPT last Saturday had been certified medically fit, Mindef says

Major Toh's photograph resting on his coffin at his wake in Compassvale. He had collapsed and died during a 2.4km run at Tengah Airbase last Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG AIR Force Major Toh Tze Wah Edi, 49, who collapsed and died last Saturday during a 2.4km run, had chosen to take a modified version of the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) even though servicemen his age had to pass only a fitness test on a stationary bicycle. Medically fit servicemen aged between 45 and 60 are required to undergo only the Sub-maximal Physical Fitness Test (SPFT) - a cardiovascular fitness test conducted on a stationary bicycle. However, medically fit servicemen aged between 45 and 54 may volunteer to do a 2.4km run or a three-station IPPT consisting of chin-ups, sit-ups and a 2.4km run. It is not known whether Major Toh was taking only the 2.4km run or the three-station ...

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