The Nike+ Human Race 10K – A Picture Story
Picture story by Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports
F1 Pit Building, Saturday, October 24, 2009 - Defending champion Jauhari Johan might have won the Nike+Human Race 10K title this year, but out there together with him were 7876 other runners from Singapore who were part of the race. The Republic was one out of 15 countries which hosted the race and was the only country in Southeast Asia to do so.
Together, the world ran 1,197,895km and here’s a picture story to tell Singapore’s race story.
The smiles and feelings that come with finishing are often indescribable.
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Over 10,000 runners showed up on a Saturday morning for this Human Race. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Host Utt couldn’t help but snap a few shots of himself with the runners starting off in the background. (Photo 3 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Lim Kien Mau completed his race in 33 minutes 56 seconds, missing out on third place by 22 seconds. (Photo 4 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Dev Kumar Rai places fifth with a time of 36 minutes 31 seconds. (Photo 5 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Some runners gave it their all and pushed right through to the finish line. (Photo 6 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
It was a race for the young and old, and with the exams around the corner, what better way to de-stress than to have a run along Kallang? (Photo 7 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Obviously this father wants to introduce the sport of running to his son at an early age as he pushes his pram along the entire 10k journey. (Photo 8 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
What better way to run down the finishing line with a special companion?
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Age was was certainly no barrier for this man as he completed his run in good timing. Though the 7-Eleven bag he was carrying did leave us a little puzzled. Any outlets along the race route?
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“Why are we running this race?” (Photo 11 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Actor Tay Ping Hui (first from right) led the guys team in the ‘Guys Vs Girls challenge’ where they raised funds for charity. (Photo 12 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Coming down the final stretch, a face of jubilation is always seen. (Photo 13 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Though some carry on steadily … (Photo 14 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
… others pause to snap some pictures of their feat. (Photo 15 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
If you look closely, you can see the beads of perspiration flowing down his face. (Photo 16 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
While some take part in this run for the challenge, some just use it as a time to hang out with friends. (Photo 17 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The feeling of accomplishment really makes you feel like flying, doesn’t it? (Photo 18 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Often the one behind the camera, Associated Press photographer Wong Maye-E swapped roles and decided to have a run this time. (Photo 19 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Security personnel were fast to evacuate runners who needed assistance, carrying them off the medical posts in quick time. (Photo 20 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The participants are flagged off for yet another Human Race. (Photo 21 courtesy IMSG)
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