Sporting Life

Tough triathlete mum sets a gritty example

Singaporean athlete Choo Ling Er is trying to qualify for her seventh Ironman World Championship in 2023. PHOTO: ALAN SOH
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“I’m not here for second place.”

In six words you can feel the raw intensity of triathlete Choo Ling Er. Six words which she tells herself on Saturday like a declaration and a vow. Six words which she chants repeatedly through 15 kilometres.

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