It was bad news for the 36 year old runner Ian Grime 4 years ago when the doctors told him to quite sports as he was diagnosed with rear heart condition. Arterial Fibrillation – a condition which typically affects elder people over 65, which meant his heart rate would jump dramatically, triggering chest pain, shortness of breath, dizzy spells and exhaustion.
Ian went through the process of a heart surgery, surgeons went in through his groin to access the main artery and through the heart to his ventricles and tested it with electrical shock and when the problem was found they burnt it with radio waves. Ian describes the surgery as “frightening although it wasn’t an open heart surgery”.
Following a treatment of 18 radio waves “burns” to his heart he hit the road to undertake the ultimate challenge. I would say that training Ian to complete a marathon would be extremely complicated after following such a surgery, after 20 months Ian decided to compete in his first ever competition London Marathon 2007 with the worlds greatest athletes in the professional division, THAT IS DETERMINATION… but Ian’s application was rejected by the organizers assuming that he could not maintain the pace of the professional athletes instead he was advised to join the Fun Run part of the same marathon.
Not long when he participated in the Edinburgh Marathon … The Manchester University Lecturer shocked the participants, crowd and the public by crossing the finish line and becoming the champion of Edinburgh Marathon with a timing of 02 hours 38 Min 57 Seconds, which he says is 7 minutes late than his expectation.
Kuda Husen my very best friend and colleague says he will award MRf50,000 to any Maldivian who breaks his record.
Do you guys know the world record of Marathon? It’s 02 Hours 04 minutes 55 seconds by Mr. Paul Tergat of Kenya. Do you know the National Marathon Record in Maldives? It’s 02 Hours 45 Minutes 03 Seconds by Capt Dr. Hussain Haleem (Kuda Husen). Compare results of Ian to the above stats and you decide what Ian is … Ultimate Challenger? Or what ever you may say …
This is an inspirational story from which you all should learn a lesson, to be a champion in what ever you do. You all can be winners in someway at sometime of your life, young or old, fat or thin, poor or rich … I would say “YOU CAN”