Dr Ben Tan is a three-time Sportsperson of the Year, and one of Singapore’s fastest long-distance runners. He is author of the recently published Run for Your Life! – The Complete Marathon Guide (Marshall Cavendish).
Dr. Tan is currently the Head & Senior Consultant Sports Physician at the Changi Sports Medicine Centre, and the Medical Director of the Singapore Sports Medicine Centre. He is also a published author in peer-reviewed Sports Medicine and Sports Science journals. He also wrote Fight the Fat – What you Must Know and Do to Lose Weight (Times Edition, 2007).
LLFT interviewed Dr Ben Tan prior to his official book launch, and it was an educational process. He makes it sound simple, and practical. As part of book campaign, he will be doing book-signing events this weekend at Kinokuniya Bookstores. Do drop by and say hello to the friendly doctor. And, buy the book, too.
Ben: As the Deputy President of Singapore Sailing and the one responsible for Singapore Sailing's High Performance Systems, I spend a lot of time with the sailing community - unfortunately, most of that is administrative and strategic work, rather than sailing on the water.
Enrico: Will you be involved in the SYOG?
Enrico: You have established a strong reputation as a sports medicine specialist. Did your sporting background influence you?
Enrico: What are some of the roles you assume in your practice/business?
Enrico: You also have a remarkable reputation as a marathoner. What made you move to long distance running?
Enrico: What have been some of your best running achievements? Boston Marathon?
Enrico: Will you consider doing ultra-marathons, or even the Ironman triathlon? If you do, which ones are on your cards?
Enrico: How much of endurance sports influences your leadership?
Enrico: Which qualities (including values and beliefs) can you extract from running into your leadership?
Enrico: Tell us more about your book. What is it about? Who is your publisher?
Enrico How did you decide to write this book?
Enrico: What do you hope to achieve from this book?
Enrico: What were the challenges you faced, writing this book?
Enrico: Thank you, Doctor. You are a splendid runner. I have my work cut out for me to shave my 3:50 PB. I am inspired.