“I think I spent more time fighting the system and officials than actually running faster and faster.” —UK Shyam, in an interview with the media in 2004
What are the hurdles inherent in Singapore’s sports? Running on Empty: The Story Behind 0.01s is an evocative account of UK Shyam’s sporting journey: his start as an aimless youth from a single-parent family, being talent-scouted for and picking up athletics, and his struggle of balancing studies and ambition to become Singapore’s fastest man. Shyam’s story is an unprecedented look at the obstacles of a full-time athlete aspiring to fulfil their sporting potential in Singapore.
At this book launch, join ex-national sprinters UK Shyam, Kenneth Khoo, and ex-Straits Times journalist Chua Chong Jin for an honest conversation on the hurdles crossed, the ones that still remain, and how local sports can move forward in a positive direction.
VENUE: Singapore Sports Hub (Library)
ADDRESS: 4 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397697
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
15 Sep 2018, 4pm–6pm