World's youngest Ironman didn't care his respiratory issues to live his dream.
Heard of Ironman 70.3? Also known as a Half Ironman, this is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). In the event that was held in Bahrain a Mumbai based young boy, Aditya Choudhary has successfully completed the Ironman 70.3 triathlon on 7th December, 2019. '70.3' refers to the total distance in miles covered in the Triathlon. The amazing aspect of this news is that Aditya turned 18 years and zero days old right on the day of the challenge. He also finished the triathlon in 6 hours, 5 minutes and 4 seconds. This made him the world’s youngest Ironman.
This world's youngest Ironman completed 1.9 km long swim in 43 min, the 90km bike ride in 2hours 57 mins and the 21.1 km run in 2hours 3 mins. There was a 15 min changeover between the swimming, cycling and running event. To achieve this feat, Aditya has been sweating for the last six years. "I wanted to achieve this for our country”, says Aditya. Undergoing two surgeries owing to respiratory issues didn't stop Aditya from living his dream. This iron man is also a tabla player ever since he was 6, and is on his way to become 'Sangeet Visharad'.
Kudos to the young man for his go-getter attitude. This is what everyone needs. Isn't it?