Ironman Triathlon

Fit and Fab: the making of an ironman

Olaf Kasten says the greatest achievements come only with difficulty. Photo: Warton Li

He lost his job. He dehydrated himself to the point of needing hospital treatment, and his delirious state caused him to cut the course short, which got him disqualified from a triathlon in Taiwan in the summer of 2011. Yet, Olaf Kasten didn't give up the sport.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 5:22pm

Fit & Fab: Erich Felbabel

Entrepreneur Erich Felbabel, creator and owner of O2 Creation, prefers cycling out of the three triathlon disciplines.Photo: Thomas Yau

After Erich Felbabel established sporting apparel company O2 Creation in 2009, he knew sponsoring a triathlete would help promote the brand; but at a cost to the emerging business. So he decided he would sponsor himself - becoming a professional triathlete.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:50am

News Digest, August 13

HK policeman dies during New York ironman contest

A 43-year-old Hong Kong police superintendent on leave in New York, Andy Naylor, became distressed during the first leg of the city's three-stage ironman triathlon, a 4.8-kilometre swim in the Hudson River, and died later in hospital. Police said an autopsy would be conducted.

13 Aug 2012 - 8:44am

HK policeman Andy Naylor dies in water at Ironman triathlon in New York

HK policeman Andy Naylor dies in water at Ironman triathlon in New York

A Hong Kong police superintendent has died while competing in New York City's first Ironman triathlon, after struggling in the swimming leg of the three-stage race in the Hudson River.

New York City Police said a 43-year-old contestant had died.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:59am

'Iron lady' Hunt ends 30 years of total dedication

Ruth Hunt's imminent departure as Hong Kong's national triathlon coach will bring to an end almost 30 years of total dedication to one of the world's most challenging endurance sports.

A former world top-10 Ironman athlete, Hunt has been a familiar figure at triathlon events since she first took up the sport soon after arriving in Hong Kong in 1982.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Wheelchair athlete hits marathon brick wall

Wheelchair athlete Ajmal Samuel has competed in marathons, triathlons and half marathons all over the world - but never in Hong Kong's premium race.

That's because the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has no category for wheelchair athletes and has no intention of creating one for this year's event, which takes place in a month's time.

8 May 2015 - 5:57pm

Iron lady Granger ready to tough it out in Haikou

Australian favourite for today's race

For most people, Belinda Granger's hour-long bike ride and half-hour swim would constitute a good day's workout. But for Granger, who races her 29th ironman today in the first-ever Ironman China, it is merely 'touch-up' training.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Budd set for her biggest event

Nicole Budd may stand at the crossroads of her sporting career but she has made her choice on her road to romance.

Tonight, Hong Kong's top female triathlete will head for Hawaii with fiance and coach Ian Rayson - a former Asian number one - for their wedding next week.

22 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

SAR ready to make splash

A dip in the cold water off Repulse Bay is nothing compared to what lies in store in Taupo, New Zealand, this week.

Temperatures on the south side of Hong Kong Island plunged to 13 degrees but the water was a lot more chilly for three brave souls who decided to have one last swim before this week's big race - the New Zealand Ironman.

28 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Personal best for Parkes

Hong Kong's Rob Parkes completed the Phuket Ironman Triathlon in his best time, despite racing in 35 degrees Celsius heat and high humidity.

Parkes was placed third in the 30-34 age group category after completing the course in two hours, 49 minutes and 33 seconds.

27 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Excellence is the name of life's game

The same kind of drive that made Bobby Huthart enter the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, also helps him excel in business.

4 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

HK Ironmen off the mark

Hong Kong: Debutants Andrew Patrick and Ian Brownlee finished a gruelling Australian Ironman triathlon - 3.8-kilometre swim, 180-km bike and a 42.2 km marathon - over the weekend with times they can only better in the future.

9 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Sport for tough guys, girls

So you think you're tough because you have completed a full marathon? Try this sport - which really separates the men from the boys because it is the toughest of them all.

Triathlon incorporates swimming, cycling and running in that order, and is the ultimate fitness test for those who dare to push their bodies to the limit.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Saucony endure chilly weather

SAUCONY took overall line honours as 19 teams braved yesterday's wet and chilly weather and a 5.30 am start to contest the NIKE Endurothon team competition at the Hong Kong Sports Institute in Sha Tin.

11 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Bozarth prospers in Oz

HONG KONG junior Don Bozarth finished ninth overall in the junior competition in the World Cup triathlon held on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Bozarth finished the gruelling event in three hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds, well behind Ricardo Da Costa's winning time of 3:07.46, but it was Bozarth's best result in an international event.

2 May 1994 - 12:00am