Which comes to your mind when you hear Ironman?
The endurance multi sport or the comic hero?
It all boils down to what you're exposed to...really...as some don't have a clue on both Ironman.
Well, we can't blame them. After all, we can't possible know every single thing this world has, right?
But...but...yes, there's always a but to everything...
There are some people who want to be labeled as Ironman, although they have not done it before and the worst is that they know exactly what this Ironman means...endurance multisport of 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km run, all to be completed in 17hours.
Why? Did they call themselves MEN or WOMEN when they're below 18yrs old? Do they also want to be known as a Phd holder even with only a basic degree?
And there are some runners who claimed they have done marathons even though the furthest they've done is 10km.
For those who do not know what MARATHON means, then it's about time somebody educate them.
Why the ignorance?
Don't the young people these days watch Olympics or any track and field events anymore? School sports?
What more to say take part running due to own interests?
What is happening to sports in our dear beloved country?
I had the privilege to visit MAAU the other day with Khoo.
MAAU = Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union
or in Bahasa Malaysia,
KOAM = Kesatuan Olahraga Amatur Malaysia
which is more well know as Kesatuan Olahraga Amat Malang!!
Indeed it is! The Deputy President who gave us a brief talk on the MAAU history indicated the sports culture in the country is...sad...very sad...
Schools are not putting emphasis in sports anymore. If it is, it's still insufficient. Just look at the records...
National Record Men
Records as of July 2008
|100 Meter||10.30s||Watson Nyambek||Sarawak||B. Jalil, K.L||15/07/1998|
|200 Meter||20.92s||Dr. M. Jegathesan||Selangor||Mexico City (Olympic)||15/10/1968|
|400 Meter||46.41s||Mohd Zaiful Z. Abidin||K. Lumpur||Brunei DS||20/07/2001|
|800 Meter||1:47.37s||B. Rajakumar||Selangor||Jakarta, IND||26/09/1985|
|1500 Meter||3:45.70s||M Vadivellan||Perak||Korat, THA||11/12/2007|
|5000 Meter||14:06.84s||M. Ramachandran||Johor||Troisdorf, GER||5/8/1994|
|10,000 Meters||29:30.19s||M. Ramachandran||Johor||Victoria, CAN||27/08/1994|
|110m L/P||13.73s||Nur Herman Majid||Singapura||Hiroshima, JPN||15/10/1994|
|400m L/P||51.83s||M. Ravinthiran||Kedah||Kangar, PERLIS||20/08/1996|
|3000m L/B||8:59.10s||N. Shanmuganathan||Selangor||B. Jalil, KL||17/09/1998|
|L. Tinggi||2.27m||Lee Hup Wei *||Selangor||Beijing,Chi||25/05/2008|
|L. Bergalah||5.00m||Teh Weng Chang||Perak||K. Lumpur||24/03/2002|
|Lompat Jauh||7.88m||Josbert Tinus||Sabah||Thailand||5/10/2007|
|Lompat Kijang||16.29m||Mohd Zaki Sadri||Perak||K. Lumpur||21/08/1989|
|L/Peluru||16.67m||Mohd Nazar Abd Rahim||Perak||P. Pinang||19/08/1995|
|L/Cakera||47.33m||Ngu Kit Min||Sarawak||P.Pinang||19/09/2006|
|L/Tukul Besi||58.52m||Wong Tee Kui||Sarawak||Singapura||5/9/1993|
|M. Lembing||73.34m||Mohd Yazid Imran||Johor||Singapura||2/9/1995|
|10km J/K (R)||42:36.00s||Teoh Boon Lim||P.Pinang||Einsenhittenstadt, GER,||11/5/1996|
|20km J/K (R)||1:24.50s||Narinder Singh||Selangor||Prague, CZE||19/04/1997|
|50km J/K (R)||4:10.05s||G. Saravanan||P.Pinang||K. Lumpur||21/09/1998|
|10000m J/K (T)||43:03.2s||R. Mogan||N.Sem||Seremban, NS||10/5/1997|
|20000m J/K (T)||1:30.43s||B. Thirukumaran||K.Lumpur||Kangar, PERLIS||2/3/1997|
Watson Nyambek, Azmi IbrahIm, Nazmizan Muhamad, R. Ganeshwaran
Azhar Hashim, Mohd Yazid Parlan, V. Samson, Nordin Jadi
|Decathlon||6989 points||Mohd Malik Tobias||Melaka||Brunei||9/8/1999|
|100m: 11.53s 400m : 54.18s 1500m : 5:52.78s 110m L/Pagar: 15.24s L/Jauh : 7.21m|
|L/Tinggi : 2.05m L/Bergalah : 4.60m L/Peluru : 13.57m L/Cakera : 39.53m M/Lembing : 53.10m|
|Pentathlon||2657 points||Pok Chee Sing||N. Sembilan||K. Lumpur||1/8/1998|
National Record Women
Too many records have been sitting there waiting to be broken. But sad to say, not many are coming.
However, I do hope what I just said is wrong in this coming Commenwealth Games. Hopefully, records will come down Usain Bolt style...1 by 1
Quote by En. Karim Ibrahim (MAAU Deputy President) :Baru habis saya cakap Pi for Pisang....dia sudah habis 100m