Most of us dismiss at first glance of this near impossible feat. Some laggards may cast serious doubts of those who achieved it. But truth be told unperturbedly.
Swimming, cycling and running individually are very energy intensive workouts. Anybody could rarely think of achieving something with a mix of these three disciplines.
In this world of achievers, only few would carve out a path for others to follow. There the manliness is worshiped if you could show the stamina of superman.
But to think at this level, you need to have combat fitness for a dip into this competition.
If you are agile, age matters little. The strong will power do wonders here.
Here is a 50 year old man who meets all the above superlatives. He is a model turned actor and one time national level swimmer. Milind Soman who took part in Ironman Triathlon in Zurich, Switzerland on 19 July this year has set a new benchmark of fitness in the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
Ironman Triathlon is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of 3.86 km swim, 180.25 km bicycle ride and a marathon of 42.2 km run without any break. Milind clocked this event in a record 15 hours and 19 minutes.
At near 6 feet, Milind is a very charming man in his younger years. I could vividly remember Milind’s impressive appearance at the Hindi pop number ‘Made in India’ sung by my favourite Alisha Chinai in 1990s. When asked his reaction after winning this, Milind said I wanted to gift myself something special in my 50th year and I am glad I could do this,”
Inspiring personalities give fitting lessons to the world !
By V Srinivasa Rao in indiaopines blog