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Get your race right with Garmin Forerunner 735XT at 113 Bukit Merah Triathlon

On my brief #roadtoIronman, 113 Bukit Merah Triathlon would be the half-Ironman distance triathlon race which would serve as my last warm up race in preparation for the full Ironman Malaysia in Langkawi next November. The third and final triathlon…

Exclusive Interview: Triathlon dream comes true for Barry Lee at Ironman Kona, Hawaii

It takes a village to raise a child, and more so, for a community to send a Triathlete to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. The world renowned Ironman Kona is deemed to be the world’s toughest Ironman race, with our…

Exclusive Interview: Triathlon’s Power Couple Brad Kahlefeldt and Radka Vodickova at Challenge Iskandar Puteri

Triathlon’s Power Couple Brad Kahlefeldt and Radka Vodickova have been trotting the globe and collecting world titles before Brad took the win, while Radka finished second at the inaugural Challenge Iskandar Puteri in Johor, Malaysia recently. ToughAsia caught up with…

Running my maiden marathon with Garmin Forerunner 735XT at Standard Chartered KL Marathon

With the spirit of Olympics in the air, the marathon is always followed closely as it’s one of the oldest event, over a hundred years in the Olympics. Here and now, I was preparing towards my maiden marathon at Standard…

Brad Kahlefeldt and Amelia Watkinson conquer sweltering heat in inaugural Challenge Iskandar Puteri victory

In a day of warm waters, threatening rain then sweltering tropical temperatures, it was a hard day at the office for everyone including the professional triathletes at the inaugural Challenge Iskandar Puteri races at the Puteri Harbour Marina in Malaysia. Lovebirds…

An accidental Triathlete tackles Xterra and Everest Marathon

What usually takes most people months to plan and train for a triathlon, Annemieke Oomen did on a whim when she was travelling in Asia for seven months. Annemieke has always been active in sports, indulging in tennis and running as…

Edmund Tan and Joy Somers amassed hard-earned victories at The Hopper Warrior 2016

The Hopper Warrior was created and organised by CrossFit Pahlawan from Malaysia with an aim to build and strengthen the growing CrossFit community in Asia. CrossFit athletes were put to the true test of fitness based on the modalities of…

Quest for the Musang King durian with Casio Exilim FR100

The state of Pahang in Malaysia centers on the hilly regions of the Titiwangsa range, most famous for the hilltop casino and entertainment center, Genting Highlands. However, we had a different agenda as we embarked on a road trip on…

SEA Games Triathlon Champion Kimbeley Yap-Chelliah launches book ‘But By Grace’

It’s about time for renowned SEA Games Triathlon champion Kimbeley Yap-Chelliah to cash in on the statement, “You should write a book!”. Coming back from a near-fatal accident which nearly paralysed her, Kimbeley has indeed bounced back to life, with…

Pimp your underwater selfies with Casio Exilim FR100

Just when you think compact cameras are no longer in fashion, here comes Casio’s Exilim FR100 to add some fun in your selfies.. underwater! We saw the perfect opportunity to grab some friends and plunge underwater in a swimming pool…