Many of you know that when Dave and I came to Dhaka over 2 years ago, we started the Dhaka Triathlon Club so we could find other like minded multi-sport athletes to train and compete with. We have been lucky enough with our training to compete in the Chiang Mai & Khon Kaen marathons, Phuket and KL half marathons, Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon half marathon and the China 70.3 Half Ironman. We have had a blast swimming, biking and running with all of you!
We have really enjoyed planning road races & duathlons, donating money to charity, organizing training runs and rides, informing the community of athletic related resources such as Re-Fit gym & local PTs and lastly our biggest joy of encouraging newbies to try their first 5K, 10K, marathon and triathlon! It has been well worth the time and effort and sacrifice of Dave and I never getting to run one local road race with you! :)
Now it is the time to pass on the torch and we are reaching out to the athletes (multi-sport or otherwise) in Dhaka. You are the ones that train and race and compete and have (hopefully!) gotten some benefits from the Dhaka Triathlon Club and so we hope that you to continue what we started.
What does this all mean? Well, it means agreeing to keep the spirit alive however you can! It might mean hosting a road race in Baridhara, duathlon in Bashundhara, or triathlon from ISD or AIS/D, inviting others on your weekly long runs (let’s face it-it’s easier with others!) and/or talking up good races in the region.
So to close the loop on the blog, I have decided to post Dhaka’s TOP 20 athletes and sporting resources. If you are surfing the web looking for multi-sport or running resources in Dhaka, this list is the place to start! Just click on the table to be able to view each of Dhaka’s top 20 athletes and their contact info.
Now, depending on when you check, these people may have moved on from Dhaka, so try someone else on the list and no matter where I am in the world, you can also contact me for information on running/triathlon training in Dhaka.
Good luck and happy running!
Dhaka's TOP 20 Athletes
Amy Friedman email@example.com
Greg Friedman firstname.lastname@example.org
Duncan Brown email@example.com
Mark Forward 'Foz' firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Twartz email@example.com
Milko Van Gool firstname.lastname@example.org
Zsuzsa Barta email@example.com
Gary Jon Julian firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Ford email@example.com
Mike Galligan firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Goldman email@example.com
Diane Lindsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Stevenson email@example.com
Lorinda Wishart firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Hesse email@example.com
JR Rinfret firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Gillepsie email@example.com
Syed Sunna 'LBH' firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Marie George email@example.com
Emily Hillenbrand firstname.lastname@example.org