New Delhi: The Indian Railway Ministry on Monday took to Twitter to announce Shreyas Hosur, a 2012-batch Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) officer, successfully completed the toughest single-day sports event in the world — “The Ironman Triathlon” — on Sunday in Germany’s Hamburg. Hosur, who completed the event in 13 hours and 26 minutes, is now the first-ever Indian Railways officer to complete the Ironman Triathlon. The event includes 3.8-km swimming, 180-km cycling, and 42.2-km running.
“The finishers of the event are popularly know as ‘IRONMAN’, befitting the mental and physical strength the race demands. Starting the 3.8-km swim at 6:30 am in the chilly waters of the Hamburg lake, it was followed by 180-km long cycling in the countryside and ended with a full marathon of 42.2 km.
“This makes Shreyas also the first officer from the non-uniformed civil services to complete the event,” the ministry said in a statement.
A moment of pride for Railways!
Congratulations to Mr. Shreyas Hosur who became the first Railway Officer to complete the gruelling ‘IRONMAN’ Triathlon in Hamburg, Germany, which includes 3.8 km Swim, 180 km Cycling and 42.2 km Running. pic.twitter.com/wFFOIaJekq
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 6, 2022
After returning from deputation to Delhi’s National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), Hosur is currently serving as the deputy financial advisor and chief accounts officer in the construction department of the South Western Railway, PTI reported.
The Ministry said Shreyas Hosur’s father Gopal B Hosur is a retired IPS officer who was part of the team that nabbed dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.
(With PTI Inputs)