20 Mar '11, 3pm

[CNA] Triathletes raise over S$30,000 for Japan quake victims

[CNA] Triathletes raise over S$30,000 for Japan quake victims

SINGAPORE : Fukushima triathlete couple Hiro Nishiuchi and his wife Maki and organisers of the Ironman triathlon have helped to raise more than S$30,000 for victims of the Japan quake. They were competing at the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore race at East Coast Park on Sunday. The race attracted more than 1,700 triathletes from around the world, including some 600 Singaporeans. Mr Nishiuchi and wife were in Singapore when the earthquake and tsunami struck. Both still have relatives in Fukushima prefecture, and some are unaccounted for. Wearing black wristbands as a mark of respect to victims of the tragedy, the couple will continue their fundraising efforts at next month's Strongman Triathlon in Miyako Island. Mr Nishiuchi said: "Even though...it was really tough during the day...I remembered that I have got the band on, and I am racing for the sake of the people in Fukushim...

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