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ToughASIA

Just when you think you're tough enough

Brotherhood carries 3 Lee brothers across the finish line of Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2018

If you can’t run a fast race, make sure you run a good race. Having run a 50km trail run in Port Dickson the week before, blisters on the sole of my feet had only just recovered in time to…

Richard Lee, an accidental Ironman in 2 months at Ironman Malaysia 2016

“Coming in, from Malaysia, is Richard LEE. YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!”. Those were the words announced by the emcee once I took the last step and crossed the finishing line in 16:54:21 in Langkawi, Malaysia after a 3.8km swim, 180km…

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…

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…

Lightning strikes twice at 113 Desaru Triathlon

Many people warned me about the turbulent, ‘washing machine’ current off the east coast at the 113 Desaru Triathlon, and I also knew about the unforgiving rolling hills that surrounds the idyllic resort town of Desaru in Johor. And yet,…

Sibling rivalry fuels Lee brothers showdown at Penang International Triathlon

Sports has always been full of sibling rivalries. Alastair and Johnny Brownlee of Great Britain have been leading the charge in Triathlon after Tennis giants Serena and Venus Williams and not forgetting the Schumacher brothers in Formula 1. Anyone who…

How do you prepare for a Ironman 70.3 race in 3 weeks?

Unlike my maiden half Ironman distance (Ironman 70.3) in 2014 where I had at least 5 months to train, this time around I had roughly 20 days for to prepare for the 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run. Be…