Introducing…*drumroll* Ernest!!

I’ve done a couple of training sessions with dear Ernest and have known him for a couple of years now. He’ll be doing his first Ironman in Western Australia in December 2013 with Mark Yeo and me…yeh!

Check out his profile page below….

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Ernest Khong

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At the closing months of 2008 I was diagnosed with Minimal Change Disease

The irony? I quit smoking a few weeks before.

It was hard for me to come to grips with what happened. But after that it changed my perspective.

Thankfully, the disease went into remission. I borrowed my dad’s bike and I was hooked. And I thought, I can run, cycle, why not pick up freestyle? In a matter of months I bought my own bike. And by the end of 2009 I signed up for my first race, the OSIM Singapore triathlon 2010. My friend, Benjamin Wu, an Ironman, was nice enough to join me for my maiden race.  After struggling with the swim, I completed my first triathlon. And then I was hooked. Unfortunately our good friend here did not sign up for Ironman Frankfurt.

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I enjoy the process as much as the race. After some persuasion from Ian, I’ve decided to pledge a dollar for every training hour to my charity of choice, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2). While we should be grateful to the comfortable lives we have, we ought not to forget those who have laboured to provide us with that. Very often, these workers are exploited.

My upcoming races are:

  • Ironman Western Australia 2013
  • Ironman Frankfurt 2014

Do join me in my cause. Enjoy and train smart!

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