Jury wins WHF Ironman title
By Jude Toyat
“IRONMAN IS A REALLY GOOD PLATFORM to test our abilities, strength and endurance apart from promoting our cultures and healthy lifestyles. Thus, I encourage more of the younger generation to challenge yourself and join this competition,” said 41-year-old Jury Amrullah Ibrahim after being named champion for the Ironman competition held in conjunction with the World Harvest Festival (WHF) 2015 last Sunday.
Making his fifth entry into this competition, he beat 14 other finalists for the title, hauling in a cash prize of RM1, 500 and the trophy.
“I feel really happy to be named the champion for the Ironman competition once again. Although I have won it before, I am glad to regain the title after I lost it last year,” he said when interviewed by The Borneo Post SEEDS after the event.
The third of six siblings, Jury stressed on the importance of fitness training saying, “It is very important to have proper and intense training, especially for such competitions which really challenge your capabilities and strength. The confidence in yourself will only come after you have done your earnest training. Apart from that, discipline is also very important.”
Coming in second in the Ironman competition was 35-year-old Nordin Saruji. He won a cash prize of RM1,250. Meanwhile, Amir Hanafi Ali who won the title last year, was placed third and received a cash prize of RM1, 000.
Other contestants won a cash prize of RM300. All participants also received a medal and certificate.
This year’s competition saw 40 hopefuls vying for the title of WHF Ironman 2015 and 15 made it as finalists. Among the cultural-based activities organised for the three-day (held from May 1 to 3) competition include jungle trekking, lifting and carrying gunny sacks weighing 50kg, wood chopping, coconut dehusking, blowpipe shooting, rafting and many more.