To hear Brandon Ooi talk about speed is to listen to a man in a trance. Fast is his business, his addiction, his route to winning. Fast is sprinting through the water in a kayak quicker than he can run over long distances. Fast is his upper body slightly relaxed, his legs and abs working hard and his breathing even. Fast is the wind washing his face as he searches for efficiency.
But there’s one slight problem. Brandon Ooi sometimes slows himself down. Not his speed, but his progress.