18 Mar '11, 11am

Japanese triathletes, Aviva Ironman 70.3 to raise funds for Japan relief efforts

Japanese professional triathletes Hiro and Maki Nishiuchi will race on Sunday at the Aviva Ironman 70.3 with their family on their minds. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM MARRIED Japanese professional triathletes Hiro and Maki Nishiuchi will race on Sunday at the Aviva Ironman 70.3 with their family on their minds. Hiro's relatives live in the Fukushima prefecture which was badly hit by last Friday's disaster. Two of his family members are still missing and the prefecture faces a possible nuclear meltdown. Said Hiro, who arrived on the same day the tragedy hit: 'My family live near the nuclear power plant, about 23km away. They can't leave because they don't have enough gas to evacuate. There is also no water and no food. The phone connection is not good and it's very difficult to call home. But I just called today (Friday) and they are trying to move from the place.' Interested don...

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