Santosh Shanbag and Shreya Sunthankar from Belagavi successfully completed the triathlon.
Santosh had a finish time of 6:44:40 while Shreya finished in 7:10:04.
India’s first Ironman triathlon event was held in Goa. The Ironman 70.3 race – a ‘half-Ironman’, which involves 1.9km of swimming, 90km of cycling and 21.1km of running.
Santosh stood 27th place out of 133 in the Male 40-44 Category while overall he stood 172nd place out of 800.
Shreya stood 2nd place out of 6 in Women 25-29 category while overall she stood at 303rd place out of 800.
Santosh had earlier completed the IRONMAN, Langkawi Malaysia 2017 event as well.
The name “Ironman Triathlon” is also associated with the original Ironman triathlon which is now the Ironman World Championship. Held in Kailua-Kona, the world championship has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982) and is preceded by a series of qualifying Ironman events.