Shreyas Hosur creates history by becoming first ever Railway officer to complete ‘IRONMAN’ Triathlon

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Shreyas Hosur, from South Western Railway, has become the first-ever Railway officer and also the first-ever officer from the non-uniformed Civil Services to complete the gruelling ‘IRONMAN’ Triathlon. He completed the event in 13 hrs 26 mins.

What is the ‘IRONMAN’ Triathlon?

It is a  gruelling single-day sports event that includes swimming for 3.8 km, cycling for 180 km and a run of 42.2 kilometres. It is one of the toughest one-day sporting events.

Event location: The current event is held in Germany.

Most Ironman events have a time limit of 16 or 17 hours to complete the race, course dependent, with the race typically starting at 7:00am.

The event requires a lot of endurance and strength. Once the persons start, they are alone and manage everything. Including an injury or bike repair. There are a lot of uncertainties and the weather in Germany is different.

The finishers of the event are popularly known as ‘IRONMAN’ befitting the mental and physical strength the event demands.

Source: The post is based on the article “Shreyas Hosur creates history by becoming first ever Railway officer to complete ‘IRONMAN’ Triathlon” published in PIB on 7th June 2022.

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