Mayank Vaid completes 463 km Enduroman triathlon with a world record
Mayank Vaid broke the previous world record by a big margin of 2 hours 6 minutes. Earlier, Belgium's Julian Denair won the race in 52 hours 30 minutes.
Mayak Vaid has become first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon in record time. Enduroman triathlon is one of the toughest endurance competitions around the world. Enduroman triathlon starts in London and ends in Paris. Mayank Vaid is the first-ever Asian who completed the challenge with a world record.
He broke the previous world record by a big margin of 2 hours 6 minutes. Earlier, Belgium's Julian Denair won the race in 52 hours 30 minutes. Mayank became the first Asian to win the race and the 44th athlete in the world.
Mayank Vaid’s world record
Mayank took 16 hours 35 minutes for running, 12 hours 48 minutes for swimming and 13 hours 29 minutes for cycling. Also, Mayank took 5 hours 12 minutes in the first transition and 2 hours 20 minutes in the second transition. Transition is the time in which a contestant takes time to move from one competition to another.
What is Enduroman triathlon?
The Enduroman Triathlon Race began from London's Marble Arch. The contestants initially ran 140 km of races. The contestants then swam 33.8 km from the Kent coast and crossed the English Channel and reached the coast of France. From here, the contestants cycled 289.7 km to finish the race in Paris.
The ‘Enduroman – Arch to Arc’ triathlon starts from the Marble Arch in London and an athlete has to reach Arc de Triomphe in Paris to successfully complete it. The long journey involves hours of running, swimming and cycling and can be exhausting if preparations or strategy is not right. Mayank Vaid became only the 44th person in the world to complete the challenging triathlon.