Su-Yen Wong ran the Polar Circle Half-Marathon in Greenland with her husband Fermin Diez.
Here are some highlights from the articles about their experiences:
From The Straits Times
In 2019, Wong Su-Yen and Fermin Diez started training for an expedition to the Mount Everest base camp by climbing stairs carrying 10 per cent of their body weight. But the couple’s plans were foiled when the pandemic hit so they switched to regular runs thrice a week.
After starting with 2km to 2.5km jogs, Wong now runs more than 20km in a week while Diez, a 61-year-old civil servant, clocks over 40km. But their longing for adventure had not dissipated so when the opportunity arose, they signed up and completed the Polar Circle half-marathon in Greenland on Oct 31.
From The Business Times
We pushed on and it took us around 4 hours, but we returned, medals in hand, with the experience of a lifetime.
We decided to run this race on a whim. In reality it was 2 1/2 years of preparation that enabled us to seize the opportunity. If we, not “real runners” can do this, so can you!
Su-Yen Wong is a professional speaker who engages audiences globally on the future of work and what it means for organisations, individuals and society. She has addressed audiences from the U.S. to Ukraine, including CEOs and senior business leaders, ministers and government officials, unionists, entrepreneurs, educators and lawyers.
Wong brings expertise in corporate governance and risk management, and currently serves on the boards of several public, private and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore and the U.S.. She is chairperson of Nera Telecommunications, a global telecom and IT solutions provider that operates in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. She serves as an independent director at MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, which is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings; Yoma Strategic Holdings, which is a conglomerate with diversified business interests in Myanmar across real estate, consumer, agriculture/heavy equipment and financial services; First Resources, a leading palm oil producer in Asia with plantations across Indonesia; and CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with more than 150,000 members globally.
Wong is often featured in print, broadcast and online media such as CNBC, Channel News Asia, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She is a published author of an Amazon bestseller, “Unleash Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman” and she co-authored the Asian edition of “How Digital is Your Business?” She is one of 24 women featured in “Women on Board: Making a Difference”.
Su-Yen’s keynotes are:
- The Future of Work
- Leadership for an Asian Century
- Human Capital 2.0