Serious runner

Jeanette Wang is a former Straits Times Sports Desk journalist who is now based in Hong Kong as health editor for a daily newspaper.

Overweight in primary school, the former Singapore national triathlete picked up running seriously at age 18.

Her achievements include fifth place at the 2013 Vibram Hong Kong 100km trail race (13hr 46min), first in the women's senior (age 23 to 39) category at the 2012 Trail Verbier-St Bernard 110km trail race in Switzerland, and twice winning the Sundown Ultramarathon 84km in Singapore in 2008 and 2009.