Achieving New Heights
Achieving New Heights
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Janice Wan
At 51, Janice Wan exemplifies resilience and determination. As a personal assistant to Jared Ang of Tropicana Corporation Berhad, her demanding job is complemented by her remarkable journey as a triathlete. Her story of overcoming adversity is highlighted by her return to racing in the Ironman 70.3 Vietnam on May 12, 2024, after a severe accident a year prior.

On May 4, 2023, Janice collided with a car while training, resulting in three fractured ribs and a broken clavicle. Despite a predicted year-long recovery, she pushed through immense physical and mental trauma, gradually regaining her strength. The Vietnam triathlon marked her comeback, where she finished in 5 hours and 48 minutes, embodying the triathlete slogan, “If you never tri, you’ll never know.”

Hailing from Perak, Janice began her triathlon journey in 2018, evolving from a runner to a full-fledged triathlete. Her longest bike run was an impressive 600 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur to Terengganu. Her brother, a fellow athlete, inspired her competitive spirit. Despite starting late, she quickly rose through the ranks, often placing in the top 10 in her age group. Her ultimate goal is to achieve All World Athlete (AWA) recognition.

Janice trains seven days a week, following a structured program that increases to 14 - 15 hours per week during race season. Her regimen includes morning swims, followed by work, and evening cycling or running sessions. An online coach provides accountability and structure. Diet is also crucial, with carb-loading periods to boost energy before competitions.

Her fellow triathletes are her biggest supporters, always encouraging her. While her family initially struggled to understand her commitment, they now proudly acknowledge her accomplishments. Janice advises aspiring athletes to follow a realistic training schedule that allows for progressive improvement.

Janice’s story is an inspiration, demonstrating that with dedication, preparation, and a positive outlook, no obstacle is insurmountable.

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Mohd Anizan
At 43, Mohd Anizan, a Senior Executive in Maintenance at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, has found his passion in hiking and climbing. His notable achievements include conquering Mount Kinabalu, showcasing his resilience and determination. For Anizan, the journey is about more than reaching the peak; it's about the sunrise views and the beauty of nature.

Balancing his demanding job, he prepares rigorously for each climb, running 20 kilometers and cycling 100 kilometers weekly. This discipline helped him conquer Mount Tahan in 2022. His ultimate dream is to climb Mount Everest.

Anizan's hiking journey began in 2000, facing various challenges, including getting lost on Gunung Ledang during a storm in 2019. Despite obstacles, his passion has only grown stronger. He maintains fitness through regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Family support is crucial for Anizan. He credits his wife and family for their encouragement, fueling his ambition. Anizan emphasizes the importance of physical and mental preparation, positive thoughts, and prayers for safe journeys.

Mohd Anizan's story demonstrates that with dedication, preparation, and support from loved ones, one can overcome any challenge. His climbs inspire others to embrace their challenges and scale their personal peaks.

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Mohd Azmi Bin Amansah
At 53, Mohd Azmi Bin Amansah defies age expectations. As a driver for Puan Sri Ivy Tan of Tropicana Corporation Berhad, his true passion lies in triathlons. Starting with the Perdana Putrajaya Malaysia Triathlon in 2017, Azmi progressed to the 113 Series Olympic Distance Triathlon in 2019 and the Kenangan Port Dickson Triathlon in 2020, where he achieved a personal best of 2 hours and 58 minutes. He also completed a 2-kilometer open water swim in 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Azmi prefers cycling, enjoys running, but finds swimming the most challenging due to its technical precision. Encouraged by a friend in 2017, he dreams of competing in Ironman events. His rigorous training includes cycling, running, swimming, and muscle-toning workouts, supported by a balanced diet emphasising proteins, carbohydrates, and hydration while avoiding processed foods.

Balancing training with family life, Azmi credits his success to his wife's support. He advises aspiring athletes to be patient, consistent, seek guidance, and enjoy the journey. Azmi's story shows that with passion and dedication, extraordinary achievements are possible at any age.

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