Over 50 hopefuls took part in WHF Ironman
By Jude Toyat
SANTUBONG: Over 50 members of the public took part in the preliminary round of the Ironman competition of the 13th edition of World Harvest Festival today (Apr 29).
The preliminary round that began at 9am and ended around 5pm today saw hopefuls taking on physical challenges such as carrying a 50kg gunny sack, rolling drums, and throwing tyres in the hopes of being one of the 15 finalists.
The 15 finalists who made it to tomorrow’s second round are Dino Alfa James (30 years old), Abg Mohammad Safrizar (33), Muhammad Raihan Wahid (36), Eswandy Ismail (40), Arshad Masdin (24), Azamandi Abu Bakar (34), Zakaria Jeman (42), Suhaili Mat (34), Ahmad Waasik Idris (24), Azwan Abdullah (31), Amir Hanafi (46), Neil Iskanda Haijee (41), George Fredrick Noew (29), Majid Maidin (32), and Mohd Shafiq Abd Aziz (28).
The WHF Ironman competition was first introduced in 2006 as one of the highlights of the World Harvest Festival is open to all men 18 years of age and above.
Cultural-based activities organised for the competition are mountain climbing, lifting and carrying gunny sacks weighing 50kg, blowpipe shooting and many more.
This year, the competition introduced Mitsubishi Motors as their sole sponsor.