53-year-old Nashik Police Commissioner beats Milind Soman’s record at Ironman Triathlon, world’s toughest race

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Nashik Police Commissioner Ravinder Kumar Singhal has successfully completed the Ironman triathlon, considered world’s most difficult race. Earlier, model-turned-actor Milind Soman had successfully completed the race in 2015.

The Ironman Triathlon is among the most difficult long-distance triathlons in the world and involves a set of physically gruelling activities. It must be completed without taking a break, and within a specified time period.

The event, which includes cycling for a staggering 180 km, swimming for around 4 km and a 42-km full marathon, was held in France on Sunday. Singhal, 53, completed the triathlon in 15 hours and 13 minutes as against the stipulated time of 17 hours, his trainer Dr Mustafa Topiwala told reporters here yesterday.

The Maharashtra-cadre IPS officer had undergone extensive training before heading to France last week to take part in the international competition, he said. Maharashtra’s senior IPS officer Krishna Prakash participated in it last year, Topiwala said.

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