Saturday, March 25, 2006

Men's 50km Walk Final

Yesterday I 'catch snake' again at Docklands for the Men's 50km Walk Final. This is more than twice the distance than the 20km final and twice as challenging.

I got there quite late coz they started at 8 am and was expected to finish in 4 hour time which I don't have the luxury of time to watch the whole thing. When I got there around 10 am they were already half way through the race.

10 athletes were supposed to be in it starting with Steve Partington #1535 from the Isle Of Man. Steve finished at number 6 in 4 hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds.

Next was Australian Christopher Erickson #1037 who finished at number 3 in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 22 seconds. Go Aussies!

3rd was Craig Barrett from New Zealand #1837 here walking alongside Aussie Duane Cousins #1031. Craig later finished at number 4 whereas Duane got disqualified!

Canadian Tim Berrett #1215 is seen here crossing path with Malaysian Abdullah Mohd Sharrulhaizy #1693. Tim finished at number 5 in 4 hours, 8 minutes and 18 seconds and Abdullah finished at number 7 in 5 hours, 7 minutes and 32 seconds. Malaysia Boleh!

Australian Nathan Deakes #1033 was the winner of the race finishing in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. He's seen here walking behind Kiwi Tony Sargisson #1847 who finished at number 2 in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 5 seconds.

I didn't get the picture for Nigerian Charles Arosanyin because he got disqualified at the start of the race. Another walker from Fiji Dip Chand who was supposed to be in it did not even start!

So the Gold medal went to Aussie Nathan Deakes, Silver to New Zealander Tony Sargisson and Bronze to Aussie Christopher Erickson.

I was only there for about an hour before I had to scrample back to the office coz the boss was coming in! But on the way back to my car I met some cyclists from Jamaica practising for Sunday's race and I had a rare chance of camwhoring them. 5xmom, stop staring at their tight fitting lycra pant and wipe the drool of your mouth!


Amelia said... should have taken the photo of the Jamaican cyclists from another that 5xmom & myself can admire their tight butts...hehehehehehe ;)

Thanks again for the post & photos, mate. :)

Wuching said...

amelia: not u too! how can i take photo of their backside! they'll think i'm queer! choi!

Helen said...

Beautiful pics (as usual) and look at those tights the cyclists are wearing!!

Wuching, i can't see very well from the here... can u confirm for me they did not stuff any face towel inside?? :-P LOL

Wuching said...

helen: no wor! oliginer wan wor! no need use towels wan wor!

Che-Cheh said...

aiyar you should took a nearer shot. :-P

Wuching said...

che-cheh: paiseh lah!