By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–As the Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner, teams participating in this year’s dragon boat races have been seen training early mornings these days on waters under the Bitan Suspension Bridge in Xindian, New Taipei City.
As on Monday, more than 10 teams had been training hard since five and six o’clock in the morning when the day just broke. Some teams let out loud sounds as they paddled in unison. Many of the teams are composed of sport-loving white collar workers of both genders. They came together to form teams because they shared the same interest.
They sacrificed their sleeping time and were up before daybreak to arrive at the training site early. They fully utilized a couple of hours before going to work for the workout, and often they also came together after work for other trainings. [FULL STORY]