Milind Soman ran 72 kms in Delhi to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day

Milind Soman started the run from Lodhi Gardens and finished off at India Gate.

fitness Updated: Aug 17, 2018 15:47 IST
Kabir Bhandari
Kabir Bhandari
Hindustan Times, Delhi
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Milind got the title of Ironman, after he had finished a a 3.8-km swim, a 180.2-km cycle ride and a 42.2-km run, which had to be finished without a break in 16 hours at the Ironman Triathlon in Zurich.(Milind Soman Instagram)

On the occasion of Independence Day, Ironman Milind Soman ran 72 kms to celebrate 72 years of India’s independence. He carried the national flag and ran barefoot, while wearing a white dhoti and a black T-shirt. Once again, through this feat he inspired his fans and many others to adopt a healthy lifestyle and keep fit.

Milind started his run from Lodhi Garden at 6.30 am and finished off at India Gate at 4.30 pm. There was a mix of youngsters and individuals in their 40s who accompanied Milind during the run.

“Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!!!! No freedom without health, take care of this precious gift”, Milind wished everyone on Instagram.

Not only Milind, his mother too is extremely fit, and on Mother’s Day 2017 she held the plank pose for 80 seconds. When we had spoken to Milind about this he had said, “Actually she did it for 90 seconds, I could record only 80. I had told her that it was becoming a trend to do a plank and that it’s a good exercise for the core. She treks a lot, doing at least one trek every month and has been doing that for 15 years now since she retired. In three months, she could do a plank for 90 seconds.”

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First Published: Aug 17, 2018 15:43 IST