Monday, March 01, 2010

We are so happy

For me this year's Langkawi was all about a a particular person qualifying for Hawaii. Its been uppermost in my mind for such a long time. She made it, my wife and I couldn't be happier. Why am I shedding so much tears of joy?

I am also very happy that my two students (Paul Lee and Peter Chan) succesfully completed their first Ironman when half the world it seemed DNF. Since they both beat me, I can ask them for tips now.

I am also happy that Jens Wilkens and Cort Prois qualified for Hawaii.

I came in last in my age group: 16 hours 24 minutes.

China IM in two weeks, aiyo.....

14 comments:

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Well done sir!
It was a pleasure for me to see you in action in Langkawi. Being able to cheer for you was a bonus for me.

Congratulations on another IM finish!

sofiantriathlete said...

I am very flattered "enaikay". Did I see you. Pls forgive me. Sofian

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Sofian,
I was the one cheering for all triathletes at the end of the running u-turn point di hujung sana. Wearing white cap, with striking green shirt. I guess i was the only supporter there (apart from the officials reading out race bib numbers).

No apology required. Nice to meet you, finally!

sofiantriathlete said...

Yes I thought that was you. I was wondering how come this guy knew exactly the correct words to say. Normally those who don't know IM, just say rubbish.
Thank you very much it was much appreciated. YOU ARE THE MAN. Sofian

Cheong said...

Never mind the result. Your passion and can do attitude always inspires. All the best for IM China.

peter chan said...

sifu, once again thanks for all the info and advice over the past few months. all of it was so helpful during the race. couldnt have finished without your help.
the sense of achievement (and relief !!!) is tremendous. it has been a long journey for someone with very limited talent for this sort of thing.
as i was walking up the plane today to come home, i saw the boarding passes. seat no. 10D,10E,10F. DEF - Did Eventually Finish !!! it took me 16h 01m to finish, but i am overjoyed i didnt DNF !!!
thank you again for getting me there :)

peter chan said...

nik, thanks so much for the wonderful support.
it meant so much to have you shouting our names as we turned the corner at that quiet end.
you were the only one there most of the time but you made a huge difference with all the cheering that came from the heart.
thank you !!!

sofiantriathlete said...

Peter, we all had fun. Great to know you.

Stupe said...

Tuan, if i run in your age group, i will be last.

:)

Well done sir, your swim and bike damn kaw fast!

sofiantriathlete said...

Well done OP Stupe. Congratulations. I feel "funny" you still call me "Tuan / Sir". I suppose an OP is an OP.
Well done to you and your family. See you again and again. Sofian

plee said...

Sofian, i am at a loss for words to express adequately my gratitude for all the advice given. It made all the difference between a DNF/DNS and crossing the finish. TQ TQ TQ very much.
All the vey Best to you on yr next quest at IM China!!

Nik! So you were the one cheering at the lonely dark end of the run. Thanx Yr smile and cheers lifted my spirits.

Cheers
Paul lee

sofiantriathlete said...

Relax Paul. The pleasure was mutual.
That Nik was quite something for us.

Bandit said...

supporters' comments on you "wahhh.. that guy is so constant".. (referring to your pace)..

Well Done Sir!

sofiantriathlete said...

Thank you OP for coming every year for us.
We appreciate the top support from the supporters.