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Eric Cray, Southeast Asia's fastest man, preaches the value of slowing things down

By the time Eric Cray arrives in Malaysia on Friday for the Southeast Asian Games , he will have circled the globe with the number of miles he has covered in the past few weeks.

He flew from the US to India for the Asian track and field championships last month, then headed back to the United States after the competition -- a return trip that took 40 hours, compounded by excruciatingly long layovers.

Eric Cray's short-lived stint in the London world championships is all behind him now: "I'm ready to move on to the next chapter, which is the SEA Games." John Sibley, Reuters
Last week, he was in London for the world championships, after which he crossed the pond back to America before packing his bags again to fly all the way to Kuala Lumpur for the SEA Games from his native Texas.

For Cray, there's only one solution to relieve him of the stress of extreme long-haul traveling.

"Massage is like any professional athlete's best friend," Cray told ABS-CBN News in a phone conversation.

Author: Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/16/17/eric-cray-southeast-asias-fastest-man-preaches-the-value-of-slowing-things-down

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