Sunday, May 23, 2010


My 9-year old grandson, Max, just completed his third international triathlon this morning in Bintan, Indonesia. He swam 150m, cycled 6 km and ran 1.5km. He was placed second overall in the age 8-9 years category. Great job, Max! The whole family was there to cheer him on.

Ever since Max and his dad took up triathlons a few months ago, our family holidays have not been the same. It's no longer a question of where's our next family vacation but rather, where's the next international triathlon.

The men waiting for the start of the 1.5km swim
Sports events like this triathlon offer an excellent opportunity for intergenerational bonding. In our family, Max and his dad compete in the events, while his mom keeps pace with the camera and camcorder. His sister and grandma are his biggest cheerleaders and supporters.

I hear the next triathlon is coming up in Phuket...

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