Pune’s Runner Rohan Kumbhar won ‘Iron Man’ medal in Germany
Rohan Kumbhar, a runner from Nigdi Pradhikaran has completed the 228-km ‘Iron Man’ race in Germany, which is known for the world’s most tough and challenging race. He finished the race 13 hours and 5 minutes in Germany. Participating for the first time in this competition, Kumbhar won the race and awarded the ‘Iron Man’ medal. Kumbhar has planned to complete ‘Iron Man’ race in Malaysia in 2020.
The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) organized the Triathlon race in Hamburg, Germany. The tournament began with the race to run 6 km away from ‘City Park’ in Hamburg. Kumbhar completed this gap in just 30 minutes. After that, he crossed the 180-km cycling distance in about half an hour. He completed the last phase of 42 kilometers in 5 hours and 40 minutes.
Kumbhar said, “In Germany, there was a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius on the day of the race. Two days before the tournament, the swimming competition was canceled. Instead, the organizers put extra goals ahead of the contestants. My objective was to complete this distance in four and a half hours. But the distance could be completed within 5.30 hours for an hour. “