L + W corporate flag hiked to the Antarctica
Interview with Tim Wu / Linde + Engley CEO
Tim, you have successfully finished the “Last Desert Antarctica Run” 2016. What was your motivation for this run?
Tim: I wanted to discover my true potential. As a none-professional athlete, if you believe in yourself and work harder, you can achieve an unthinkable goal. In our life, mostly people give up too soon to reach the goal and often think the mission is impossible. Sometimes, people even blame others for their failure. We have to overcome ourselves to achieve certain purposes. Fact is, when you look around these successful people, they all have a common character – that is “never give up easily”. Sometimes, it took generations for the success story to come true.
What was the most exciting experience or moment during that run you will remember forever?
Tim: The moment when I receive the medal at the finish-line. You know you had achieved the goal that you set for yourself. And also during the run, I’ll never forget the day we completed near 100km, and I had to run or walk by myself in the dark. I knew I didn’t have to do it because it is just a game. But when I noticed my running mates were passing by, I had to move on and could not give up. So when you stay in with a group that has a positive energy, you gain power from them, and you can run a far distance. The old wisdom says “You may go far if you do it alone, but you go further with a group.”
What do you love about extreme sports and what are your plans for the next trip?
Tim: Through extreme sports, I met many nice people who shared and gave me many life-changing stories! Some of them are professional Olympians.
Some of them are enterprisers. I learned many positive attributes from them. This isn’t just a sport game event, it is about how they treat and manage their life when they are facing a difficult time or choice.
4deserts is one of the Top 10 of the most endurance sport events worldwide (Rank number #2). It is a self-support event, which means athletes must carry on everything they need for a week, which includes food, clothes, etc.
My next trip will be the 4deserts SAHARA race in Namibia – 250km run (6 marathons in 5 days)