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Gurgaon resident wins Ironman title in Sweden
A resident of the millennium city Saurabh Aggarwal has won the title of the Ironman by completing the Ironman Triathlon. This challenge entails a participant to participate in long distance swimming, cycling and running in less than 16 hours. It is an extremely difficult challenge, which taxes the body to the maximum and should be taken up by individuals who have been practicing heavy physical activities.

The participants for this challenge requires to swim for 4km, cycle for 180.2km and then run a 42.2km loop, all one after the other and in quick succession. Participants who can complete the challenge in 16 hours is only awarded the title of Ironman as was given to 25 year old Gurgaon's Aggarwal.

The challenge was held in Kalwar, Sweden earlier this month and Aggarwal completed all the three challenge in exactly 14 hours 37 minutes and 39 seconds. As was reported by timesofindia.com, Saurabh Aggarwal has started training a year ago in Gurgaon. Talking about his experience in Sweden, he said, '' It was a great feeling. Though I was always expecting that I would succeed in this, because I had been training well.''

Talking about his training he informed that everyday he would swim in Gurgaon's gymkhana, run in public parks and cycle in NH-8. The race took place on August 16 and 2700 people participated in the challenge from across the world. The race started from Kalmar, a city located on the south-eastern edge of Sweden, right beside the Baltic Sea. After their swim, they had to cycle the 180 kms , followed by running the last 42 kms.

Talking about crossing the finishing line, Aggarwal said, '' You cross this line, and that is the best feeling ever. All day I felt like I was performing on stage. I was wearing a t-shirt with India written on it, and there were times when I heard the spectators cheering 'go India, go India'.''

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