Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Latest achievements, events and awards

28th March
Received Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) Award as " Youngest To Swim The Longest Distance" in the achievement of swimming across the Straits of Malacca from Indonesia to Malaysia in the distance of 60km with the time of 22 hours 55 minutes at the age of 12 years old. My sister Zahra (18 years old) also received MBR Award as1st "Female To Swim The Longest Distance" with the time of 23 hours (a new record set from the previous record of 24 hours). This event is one of the 5XOE (5 Extreme Ocean Expedition) project towards Malaysia-Indonesia Nusantara Unity mission 2010.

Kosmo 29/03/2010

*Thanks to Perak Chief Minister and the State Government for the support in our mission including Uncle Sunny Ooi and Agel team members (local and abroad) for providing Agel nutrition products that we consume during training and event.

Me (centre) with Uncle Sunny Ooi (left) and members of Agel at the swim finishing point

24th April
Invited to give short presentation talk during Agel meeting sharing my experience with audience on my Straits of Malacca swim achievement at Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya.

25th May
Invited as icon model for gimmick launch of iSihat magazine by Utusan Karya publisher at Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with the presence of Deputy Health Minister Malaysia, Dato' Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.

28th May

Received a special trophy award for Outstanding Student in Co-curriculum 2009 during The Annual Achievement Awards Presentation ceremony of ACS Methodist Primary School Ipoh

My School Principal (left), VIP guest (Centre) and me (right)

15th May
Attended my sister Zahra Masoumah who was being presented a special honourable award as National Youth Achievement 2010 " Daya Juang Malaysia Boleh" category by Prime Minister of Malaysia during National Youth Day ceremony at PICC, Putrajaya

30th May
My 13th Birthday celebration within family circle.

6th June

Received a special State Achievement 2010 award for "Daya Juang Malaysia Boleh" category presented by the Perak Chief Minister YAB Dato' Dr Zambry Abd Kadir during state level of National Youth Day ceremony in Teluk Intan, Perak

State Youth & Sports EXCO (left), Perak Chief Minister (middle) and me (right)

18 July
Raced in Ipoh International Run 2010 in 21km distance of adult open category. Finished under 2 hours (1 hr 58 mins) with medal and certificate. This was my sixth time I took part in the event since 2004 when I was only 7 years old. My younger brothers Iman age 7 and Firman age 6 also participated in the same category and completed the 21 km run in 3 hrs 32 minutes. Now Firman already beat my record in the run being the youngest participant in 21 km run and also beat my swim record being youngest to swim in Dindings Straits with a distance of 5 km at the age of 5 (my first swim was 1.2 km at the age of 6). We didn't have the money to place our achievements in Malaysia Book of Records unless someone sponsor us.

Showing my medal & certificate of completion

Iman age 7 in the 21 km run

Firman age 6 finishing the 21 km run escorted by police outriders

24 & 25 July
Participated in Port Dickson International Triathlon 2010 for the second time since 2008. First day is my leisure race in Kids Triathlon. Second day is my real event in the 1.5km swim, 40 km bike & 10 km run of the Olympic Distance in above 16 years age category. I was the youngest participant so far at the age 13 (my first race was age 9 of the same distance). My best time was 2 hr 44mins not bad for a kid. My bike speed already improved averaging 37-40 km/hr.

1.5km swim - 40 km bike - 10km run

Posing with my sponsored bike after the race

1st August
Participated in the Perak 160 km Century Ride 2010 and finished in 6 hours 19 minutes as the youngest participant aged 13 out of approx 700 adult participants. It was a tough ride for me with at least 20 rolling sections (uphill & downhill) and both my legs were aching! b’cos 2 weeks ago I took part in 21km run, then last week took part in 2 Triathlon events at PD and didn’t give my legs a rest. I remember in Penang Island 80 km ride on January 1st this year, I was only 12 years then, but it was my best when I arrived top 3 (out of approx 800 riders) after a winding uphill course with dangerous downhill curves, yet many adult riders even using mountain bikes couldn’t climb up the steep section. But one thing in common of these two events (Perak and Penang ride) is that, a lot of riders panicked when they saw me passed them. They shouted loud to the rest “Woi, even a kid can pass me!” (Woi! Budak pun boleh potong aku!), so they try to catch up with me and I sort of challenge and motivation to them. “Remember, what adults can, kids can do too!”

Ride in aero position during the event

Showing my Medal & Certificate of Completion

2nd & 3rd October
Participated in Desaru Long Distance & Sprint International Triathlon, Johore 2010. This is the third time since 2008 (11 years old) and 2009 (12 years old) raced in the 2 km swim - 90 km bike - 21 km run being the youngest participant. In this year event, my finishing time was 7 hours 10 minutes, went slightly more than last year (7 hours) b'cos of my running shoes was giving me some pain at the foot. Second day, I took part in the Sprint event for the 2nd time since last year. My younger brother, Iman (8 years old) also took part in the Kids Triathlon event.

2nd Oct, Long Distance Event: 2 km swim - 90 km bike - 21 km run

3rd Oct, Sprint Event: 500 m swim - 20 km bike - 3 km run

Iman aged 8 years in Kids Triathlon

14 November

Raced in Powerman Malaysia 2010, Lumut Perak in Sprint Duathlon Category of 5 km run - 32 km bike - 5 km run. My 4th time in this event since 2006, 2007 and 2009. My younger brother Iman, aged 8 years, broke my record being the youngest athlete to compete among adult participants.

5 km run - 32 km bike - 5 km run

18 December

My youngest brother Firman aged 6 years made the national headlines in Berita Harian & Utusan Malaysia press on 20 th December 2010, being the youngest swimmer to swim the longest distance in the country with 10 hours of non stop swimming. The swim in Sungai Dindings salt water of more than 1 km wide which is a part of Selat Dindings, starts from Lumut Naval Base Main Gate to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Bridge then u -turn and back which is about 15 km . But the actual swim distance covered by Firman is 18 km. He wiped off my record in Selat Dindings when I was 6 years in 2004 doing 1.2 km swim and 8 years in 2006 doing 8.9 km swim. The biggest challenge in Selat Dindings river is strong currents and plenty of jelly fish! I know b'cos I've done 40 times swimming there. I am proud of my brother b'cos I know he's brave & a very strong willed person, he can endure the pain going thru bad weather and choppy waters, jellyfish stings, strong currents and long hours of swim. I was his guide on kayak during the swim.

Firman, aged 6 years with 10 hours of non stop swimming in Selat Dindings river

22 December

At last after our long hardship throughout the years & being a strong family unit involving in various sports and community activities for nation towards God finally paid off after receiving the "Anugerah Sukan Untuk Semua" (ASUS) 2010 National award by Sports and Youth Ministry in the 'Active Family' category at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) Selangor.

Me (standing on left behind my 2 brothers) and members of family being interviewed by media after the ASUS 2010 national award ceremony

26 December

Took part in the Putrajaya Triathlon for Kids with my younger brother Iman and Firman. This is a Sprint triathlon and I emerged 1st in the age 13 - 15 years category.

Me (top pic), Iman (2nd pic) & Firman (above) in Putrajaya Triathlon

Our ongoing national project:

5XOE (5 Extreme Ocean Expedition) swim

from 2010 - 2015

Straits of Malacca (Asia), Cook Straits NZ (Oceania), Straits of Gilbratar (Africa), English Channel (Europe) & Trans-Atlantic Sea (America to Europe)

My motivation
"Do it all for God because God deserves the Best"
- Salman Ali Shariati

Monday, June 28, 2010

Salman's Achievements

Salman Ali Shariati (13)

Malaysia Youngest Endurance Athlete in Long Distance Swim, Long Distance Run, Triathlon and Duathlon.

Greatest achievements are:

3 times Malaysia Book of Records in long distance swim :
  • 60km Malacca Straits swim: Indonesia to Malaysia 2010 (12 yrs old)
  • 42km Malacca Straits swim: Langkawi Island to Kuala Perlis 2007 (10 yrs old)
  • 8.9km Dindings Straits swim: Pangkor Island to Lumut 2006 (8 yrs old)

Double Ironman Triathlon distance 2008 (11 yrs old):
  • 8km (swim) -340km (bike) -84km (run)

3 times Half Ironman Triathlon distance 2008-2010 (11-13 yrs old):
  • 2km (swim)-90km (bike)-20km (run)

4 times Olympic Triathlon Distance 2007-2010 (9-13 yrs old):
  • 1.5km (swim)-40km (bike)-10km (run)

3 times Sprint Triathlon Distance 2008-2009 (9-12 yrs old):
  • 750m (swim)-20km (bike)-5km (run)

4 times Sprint Duathlon Distance 2006-2010 (9-13 yrs old):
  • 5km (run)-30km (bike)-5km (run)

6 times Half Marathon 21km run 2004-2010 (7-13 yrs old)

1.2 km swim from Damar Laut to Lumut 2004 (6 years old)

ACS Primary School Ipoh Overall Champion and Best Swimmer 2007 & 2009

Other achievements:

(too many to mention !)

Training Program:

Sea Swim
Training distance 20-30km
(Sat & Sun)

Pool Swim
4000 m /4km (80 laps) up to 12000 m/12 km (240 laps)
*1 lap= 50 m

Training Distance between 40km to 180km ( Sat/ Sun)

Training distance between 5, 10 and 20 km (weekdays)

Training swimming in cold water with my sister Zahra at Dover, England 2009 in preparation for the English Channel Swim

Fernleaf Ambassador 2007:

Fernleaf milk promotion contest
Appears in Television Commercial and shop outlets

Bicycle sponsored by Agel:

I am Agel

Special Thanks to:

Glen Jensen, Nat Chanida Puranaputra,
Sarah Strom Zolecki (USA)
Uncle Sunny Ooi,
Raymond Tay, Jamie Loh (Malaysia)

"Do it all for God because
God deserves the BEST!"

-Salman Ali Shariati

*Further information/any inquiries, contact: 016-5343207(Mr Halim A Manaf, Manager)
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