Lucky to escape death, Lim's set to tackle his 4th marathon

When Edmund Lim read the news of a British cyclist colliding into a stationary lorry along Changi Coast Road earlier this month, he only had one thought.

"That was exactly what happened to me last year - the type of bike he had and the fact that he collided into the back of a lorry," the 35-year-old told The New Paper.

"I was quite lucky... I could have been paralysed, or worse."

Sadly, Briton did not survive the crash.

Lim, an IT project manager, was lucky.

Almost eight months later, he is fully fit and raring to go.

The avid runner is aiming to better his personal best of 4 hours 30 minutes at the Sundown Marathon, which will flag off tomorrow night at the F1 Pit Building.

Two races will go off tonight - the 21km event at 11.30pm and the 10km race an hour later.

Lim, who took part in the previous three Sundown Marathons, achieved his best time last year.

He engaged Multisport & Science Training Institute - a platform for cyclists and triathletes - in February to tailor a training programme for him, and recently clocked an impressive 3 hours for a 30km run.

Never would he have imagined he would be preparing for a fourth crack at a 42km run on Sept 8 last year.

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