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August 19, 2005

Erik Fearn's Extreme Workout

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It happens twice weekly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

From the Far Eastern Economic Review's blog, Travellers' Tales, comes the above photo of one Erik Fearn of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It appeared in the Malaysia Sun newspaper.

The 39–year–old Fearn has an exercise jones that will not let up even in the midst of the choking smoke blanketing Malaysia as a result of Indonesia burning.

His solution: strap on a scuba tank and rebreather for his twice–weekly speedwalks, performed with 13 lbs. of books strapped to his back "to build stamina."

He told the Sun's reporter that, as exercising outdoors became a real hazard, "One day I thought of my scuba diving equipment, after all when you're diving what do you breathe? You breathe clean fresh, filtered, compressed air. So I thought, 'Why not?'"

Indeed — why not?

He also wears his scuba gear while scooting around on his motorcycle.

As he told the Sun, "I'm an athlete. I can't risk my health by breathing this air."

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You GO Erik!

[via JC]

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