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Milind Soman on barefoot running, eating insects and mid-life crisis

Sep 24, 2018 14:14 IST
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The sixth edition of Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Delhi 2018 in Delhi took place on September 23 in which 10,000 women took part, from youngsters to those in their late 70s, including a team of visually impaired girls, hearing impaired girls, cancer survivors and mothers with their babies.

The man behind this whole movement, Milind Soman spoke to us about Pinkathon, why he prefers barefoot running, eating insects and more. On July 19, 2015, he completed the Ironman Triathlon in Zurich, that required a person to do 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, to get the title of Ironman. 50-year old Milind completed it in 15 hours and 19 minutes.

He didn’t stop there. In 2017, he completed Florida’s 3-day ‘Ultra-Endurance Event’ called Ultraman. In the 517.5-kilometer race participants swim for 10 km and ride a bike for 148-kilometres on the first day. On the second day there is a 276-kilometre bike ride and on the third and final day participants have to run for 84-kilometres. Milind was the only one who ran barefoot and completed the activities in 34 hours and 46 minutes