4 men outrun MRT train from Little India to Farrer Park station

SINGAPORE - Four men were filmed outrunning an MRT train in a relay from Little India to Farrer Park station along the North East Line on Oct 14.

A video of the race was uploaded onto YouTube on Nov 13.

According to the clip, the men had to be faster than 2mins 3secs to catch the train at its next stop from Little India station.

Each of their runs was filmed with a GoPro camera strapped on to their heads. A recording showing the train journey took place simultaneously, while video cameras stationed at the baton-passing points captured the progress of the race.

Google Maps shows the walking distance between the two stations as approximately 850m via Race Course Road.

The last runner was passed the baton at Farrer Park station. He managed to enter the same train cabin as where the first runner alighted just before the doors closed.

The video caption on YouTube names the runners as Lance Tan, Banjamin Quek Wei Jian, Philip Ramachandran and Raviin Muthu.

The challenge is similar to a race completed by James Heptonstall in London a few months ago. He sprinted 380m from Mansion House to Cannon Street station in 1min 18secs.