Retired insurance broker who collapsed during fun run passes away

The deceased was an avid running enthusiast who participated in full marathons in his youth

Retired insurance broker who collapsed during fun run passes away

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

A 62-year-old retired insurance broker who collapsed on June 16 while on a fun run in Singapore died on Monday night.

Freddie Lim suffered a heart attack while participating in the 10km category of the Straits Times Run in the City. He collapsed at 7:43am, just past the 5km mark. On-site medics attended to him and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation before he was rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for further treatment. 

Lim was an active person who loved running and swimming. In his younger days, he would go on full marathons, but preferred to participate in 10km races instead as he aged, Lim’s son Kenneth told the Straits Times.

The family’s obituary read: “His sixty-two years had been bursting at the seams with laughter; exploring the world; lingering over cups of coffee; breaking rules and making his own, followed by breaking his own rules to make new ones; challenging himself and others; under-promising and over-delivering in his professional life; making waves and pushing boundaries; dispensing words of wisdom; planning three steps ahead with spontaneity.”

Lim is survived by his wife, two children, and two grandchildren.

Warren Fernandez, Straits Times editor, said: “Safety is always top of mind when we organise these events, as we want all our runners to enjoy themselves and go home safely to their families. Sadly, this was not to be in this case.

“I’ve asked our team to do all we can to assist the family at this difficult time,” he added.

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