Nishit Biniwale from Pune has become the first Indian to complete Ironman triathlon in Austria by swimming 3.86 km, cycling 180.25 km and running full marathon of 42.2 km in 13 hours, 18 minutes and 25 seconds.
Nishit is son of national badminton champion Dr Atul Biniwale and international veteran swimmer Dr Avanti Biniwale. He is a student of Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College and is studying in the third year for his MBBS. He was the youngest participant in the Ironman Austria this year.
The World Triathlon Corporation had organised this Ironman.Those who complete the race by finishing all the three events in stipulated time are allowed to term themselves as Ironman since the racing conditions are harsh and demanding.
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