Making of an Ironman

Businessman Virendra Tripathi from city makes the cut for 2020 Ironman World Championship 70.3. And, here is the story of how he achieve it

What started as a quest to stay fit soon turned into a passion that will see Virendra Tripathi fly to Taupo, New Zealand, next March to compete in the 2020 Ironman World Championship 70.3. The 37-year-old claims he is the only athlete from the city to qualify for the championship this year.

A businessman, head of a family and an athlete, Virendra Tripathi juggles between these roles and somehow manages to give his best at each one. Life changed for Virendra when he turned 33. “I was always active but I began gaining weight. I started walking, which gradually escalated to running. Gradually, I began taking part in marathons and ended up being part of the..