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SEA Games 2019 Triathlon

A Young Triathlete’s Dream: Edwin Thiang Aims for Bronze at SEA Games

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Edwin Thiang (center, back row) never gave up on his dream to compete at the SEA Games.

Every child that participates in sports has dreamed to make it big one day, and that one day has arrived for Edwin Thiang Chong Yoong who grew up through the ranks in Triathlon. He will represent our country in the inaugural Triathlon Super Sprint Mixed Relay team event at the upcoming 2019 SEA Games at The Philippines.

From swimming at the age of seven, to following his father’s footsteps into running and cycling, Edwin will be one of the four Malaysians in the 300m Swim/7km Bike/1km Run team relay.

“A lot of patience and ‘never give up’ mentality has brought me to where I am today,” said the 23-year-old Selangor-born whom has built up gradually, and improved throughout years of training.

Edwin finished third in his category at the Singapore Triathlon 2019.

In preparation for the regional games, Edwin raced at the inaugural MAD Aquathlon and won the Standard Distance and was crowned overall male champion too. Furthermore, he also finished third at the Singapore National Championships for Triathlon.

During his training sessions, Edwin uses Hammer Nutrition’s Fizz, Heed or Perpeteum depending on the length and intensity. To expedite his recovery, he takes Vegan Recoverite within 30 minutes post-training and on alternate days, Tissue Rejuvenator before bed to prevent tissue, joint and muscle inflammation.

“After understanding the proper way to consume Hammer Nutrition under the guidance of Kelvin Lim, I am now able to sustain my energy level and reduce muscle/body fatigue during training and races,” – Edwin



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Currently a full-time coach in RC Coaching, Edwin shared some important advice for budding triathletes or potential young runners, swimmers and cyclists – Patience, discipline and determination are the keys to success. Learn to enjoy the process and attend proper training classes as it takes time master and integrate all three disciplines into a single sport.

Despite nursing a leg injury earlier this year, Edwin has bounced back to recover and qualify for the SEA Games. He’s now excitedly awaiting the competition but trying to calm his nerves by focusing on the race, aiming to win at least a bronze.

Photos in the article were provided by Edwin Thiang


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