A Day Of Sweat And Tears – PUMA 24 Hour Trainathon In Singapore

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PUMA, the Fastest Sports Brand in the World, concluded the Singapore edition of the first-ever 24- Hour Trainathon series in Asia, which is held in cities including Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Challenging participants to endure training for 24 hours no matter what it takes, the Trainathon saw the teams overcome a series of individual and team challenges that put their strength and endurance to the test.

The Individual Challenges included training movements such as Hand Release Push-Ups, Bench Jump Overs, Burpees-Over-Bar and Dumbbell Snatch. The athlete is required to complete as many as possible in 5 mins, as a team.

After a knock out session, the athletes are required to proceed to Stage 2 of the challenge, which included both individual and team workouts. The movements included Dead Hang, Farmers’ Walk, Team Sit Ups, Plate Pull and Shuttle Runs.

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The 2 sessions consists of even more difficult movements, such as Pistol Squats, Deadlifts Doubles and Prowler Laps!

The three finalists took on the final challenges with extreme determination and endurance, with the team of Benedict Pang, Damien Sim, Douglas Soh and Lynnette Koh emerging victorious. The Trainathon Singapore champions took home the grand prize of SGD1000 cash, SGD1000 worth of PUMA merchandise as well as a paid trip to Hong Kong to compete in the Trainathon finale, while both runners-up walked away with SGD800 worth of PUMA merchandise.

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The 24-Hour Trainathon celebrates PUMA’s second Forever Faster brand campaign, which focuses on Training and features elite ambassadors Usain Bolt, Rihanna, Sergio Agüero and Arsenal Football Club as well as the new PUMA IGNITE XT high-intensity training shoe. Swapping excuses for endorphins, PUMA challenges individuals and teams to put more energy into training and train to be faster, stronger, fiercer. No matter what.
I wish them all the best as they strive to outdo themselves at the Trainathon finale in Hong Kong later this month !

Editorial by Steffan “SuperFit” Fung

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