2008 Leisure Taiwan: Safety first before sporting
Monday, July 21, 2008
Since current issues involving oil price increases, energy-saving and carbon-decreasing have gained public attention, the bicycle has become a popular product as everyone wants to own one. But some industrial businesspeople have pointed out a critical issue on bicycle riding, that is, personal security (safety).
In addition to Hsieh, Wikinews also interviewed Frank Feng-chou Kuo, Technical Chair of International Association of Ultra Runners. Following is an extract from his comments made to Wikinews Journalist Rico Shen:
|Whether a sport requires endurance or not, competitors should prepare fully before competing in any event. In most cases, accidents are often caused by the lack of preparation before an event.|
In general, when sporting anytime and anywhere, preparations should be made for better performance and safety, whether it involves more or less endurance or physical strength.
Jack Hsieh, Chairman of KHS Mountain Bike Corp.
Accidents in the Taipei International Express Marathon were ever taken place in 1996 and 2007.
A typical example of racing accident - NASCAR race.
More preparations, more safety assurances.