IronMan Triathlon Milind Soman in Minutes to Miles

The  whole nation stood up in respect when the 50-year-old Milind Soman made his way into the list who cleared the Ironman Triathlon 2015 held in Zurich – the toughest triathlon event in the world. The triathlon included a 3.86 km long swim, a 180.25 km long bicycle ride and a whopping 42.2 km long marathon to be completed in under 16 hours and our man, Milind Soman, completed it in 15 hours and 19 minutes!

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pic courtesy Vinay Dahiya

India’s leading health and lifestyle magazines PREVENTION and WOMEN’S HEALTH launched the third edition of the Running Challenge, From Minutes to Miles. Milind Soman, fitness enthusiast and Pinkathon brand ambassador, inaugurated the campaign and pledged his support as the chief motivator to the group of women who enrolled. Also present were a panel of experts: Dr Rana Chengappa, clinical director, sports medicine, AktivOrtho, New Delhi; Nisha Varma, Reebok master trainer, Pune; Lovneet Batra, clinical nutritionist, New Delhi; and Arun Arora, certified marathon coach.

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The event, hosted by Zehen, the wellness centre at The Manor, New Delhi, saw an intimate gathering of 50 women of all ages. This is the third edition of the Prevention-Women’s Health running campaign. The aim of the programme is to help women begin running or take running to the next level. The first year, 18 women enrolled; the second year, there were 35. The culmination of the training by the experts is the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, at which the women will run the Great Delhi Run, the 6km leg of the race, or the 21km course, depending on fitness levels.

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