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Ironman Triathlon

Fit and Fab: the making of an ironman

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

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

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.

31 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

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

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