In Good Conscience

Different sports but duo share an exceptional bond

In the space of a few hours on Thursday, one man's life at the top of his sport ended abruptly at age 66, while another man entered the winners' enclosure for the first time in his 66 years.

The despair of it, the joy of it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2019, with the headline 'Different sports but duo share an exceptional bond'. Subscribe