Britain's multiple Olympic Champion Chris Hoy is not only fast on his bike on the track, he proved to be quick in getting out of Bangkok. He is one of the few tourists who has been able to get away from the Thai airport, which has been shut down by anti-government protesters.
Hoy, 32, and his girlfriend, Sarra Kemp, were able to fly out of the country thanks to the help of a long-time sponsor, DHL, the parcel delivery company. His agent, Ricky Cowan, told thescotsman.com that Hoy and Kemp were able to leave the airport in Bangkok with DHL's help. "They had a problem, but the guy from DHL got them on to a flight out of Phuket. They're in Singapore now." (SW)