34 years of endurance sports. At three events I finished absolutely last.
Endured a heart attack and major surgeries, but I'm still at it, only Open Water Swimming now.
Very ably supported by my Thai wife, Tip. We are living back in Malaysia and I swim to stay healthy.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
PUTRAJAYA 70.3 IS POSTPONED TO 4 OCT Confirmed by Chandran Race Director. -
This reminds me of IMLGK 2005, when up to 2 weeks before the event, there was actually no news. As soon as I decided to not read their web-site, they announced it was ON. There was no entry fee since they said it was in aid of the Tsunami. I didn't believe them, Dr Tan however went and all the twenty plus participants that finished, qualified for Hawaii. I never made fun of them again.
They have also let me down many times. One, they didn't bother to respond to my friend's e-mail enquiries from Canada. I was hurt, other things too.
Please do not give Lyn or Liem a hard time. I know everyone had a field day with the SCKLM organisers. Do you know that Lyn is a single mother? Do you know how hard being a single mother is? Do you know sometimes her children sleep with her at the office as she has so much work? Who cares her service sucks, her heart is in the right place. She has been so instrumental in organising the ten IM we have had so far. This year I was in pain from the jelly fish stings, the day before the event. I just tagged behind Lyn for what seemed ages. I knew she had forgotten about me. When she did remember I was there, I didn't get angry with her, she had 200 other things to do.
Do not get angry with Liem or any Triathlon organiser like Mr Chan. If we knock the organisers and they stop organising, who suffers, us. I tell you if there was no Triathlon in Malaysia since 1989, my life would be a big fat zero. This year's Langkawi provided me with some of my life's nicest moments. In many ways it was even better than IMBusselton. Even Dr Tan opined that the aid stations were better than Hawaii no less. Remember the run at Langkawi, we kept on seeing our loved ones over and over. We knew half the people cheering by the road and half the people racing. At Busselton, strangers were cheering like crazy for you, thats a different kind of feeling. I was more than happy to pose with DatoSeri Ram Sarma at the finish. He and Lyn gave us in Malaysia the Ironman.