Ironman Triathlon

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

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.