Indian Army is hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. In what was indeed a day of pride and gushing emotions, Major General Vikram Dogra created a world record by becoming the first Indian Army Officer to successfully finish the ‘Ironman triathlon event’, one and only General across the Globe to have achieved the feat in a sensational fashion.
This event is considered the world’s toughest one-day sporting event and Major General reinstilled pride by pulling off a spectacular feat. The Ironman Triathlon event contains 3 consecutive events namely swimming (3.8 km), cycling (180 km) and marathon (42.2 km). Major General completed all the extremely toughest events in a day without a break.
“He is the only serving army officer from the Indian Army to have done a full Ironman and the only General across the globe to have done so,” Army spokesperson Col. Aman Anand said.
According to the event rules, the competitors have to finish the events in order within 17 hours in order to earn the title of ‘Ironman’. Ironman Austria was held in the breathtaking town of Klagenfurt and as many as 3000 athletes took part in the event. Major Army General showcased his sheer brilliance as he completed the Full Ironman at Klagenfurt in 14 hours and 21 minutes.