US$2,125.00raised of $5,500.00 goal goal
Join me on my journey to train and take part in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Bintan race in Indonesia on 19 August! The race will take me around the exotic island of Bintan in Indonesia with a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run - definitely a bit of a challenge for me!
The race combines my passion for cycling and running (and a swim I could do without) in Asia, where I have spent most of my life. Asia has given me and my family so much over the past 30+ years, wonderful experiences and a good life. Not everyone in this amazing part of the world has been as fortunate as us though, and when I recently became aware of the life changing work the non-profit EMpower is doing for young people in emerging market countries such as Indonesia (and many others) I wanted to contribute to this cause and dedicate fundraising efforts for this race to EMpower. Find out more about EMpower here: www.empowerweb.org
By making a donation you can help to empower at-risk youth in emerging market countries, so they can make their hopes and dreams a reality. The money will be used to build better lives through programs on education, livelihoods, health & education. Any donation, no matter how small (or big) will be highly appreciated and will have a positive impact on the lives of young people. There is tremendous need but also tremendous opportunity, so please join me and let's make a difference. Thank you very much for your support.
I live in Singapore with my wife Akiko and two daughters Hana and Nina. You can follow my training progress on www.strava.com/athletes/oliver_otto, or follow me on:
Words can't describe how it feels to cross that finish lineUpdate posted by Ailsa Cheung at 02:32 am
It was a long journey to get there and once there it felt so incredibly good. After months of training (loved it), eating healthy (not that hard), limiting my beer intake (very hard), trying not to catch anything in the final week (strange how all of a sudden I noticed. . . . .
The long, hot warm-up race this weekendUpdate posted by Ailsa Cheung at 01:38 pm
Hi everyone, I have been back in Singapore for over a week now and am getting used to the heat again, or so I thought. Last Sunday was my final warm up race before the Ironman in Bintan in 3 weeks. It was hot, sooooooo hot. First of all, I. . . . .
Less than 4 weeks to go...Update posted by Ailsa Cheung at 02:41 pm
Hi All,thank you very much for all the support so far. I am sincerely grateful and proud that together we are raising money for EMpower, who are on a mission to help at-risk youth in emerging market countries through programs on education, livelihoods, health & education. With less than four. . . . .