His Twitter and Instagram handles read @milindrunner, and he is often seen participating in various marathons. But Milind Soman just took his love for running a notch higher by completing the Florida Ultraman – in which he covered 10 kilometres swimming, 424 kilometres cycling and 84.4 kilometres running, over a period of three days!
That’s not all. As the 51-year-old ran all that distance barefoot – becoming the only one to do so. Now, that is quite a feat.
The runner had his mother by his side, with whom he even posted a picture on his Instagram account titled ‘Aai at #UltramanFlorida Day 3!!! 🙂 #MilindUshaSoman’.
The international-level athlete is also closely associated with Pinkathon, India’s biggest women’s run. In 2015, the actor-model successfully completed the ‘Ironman Triathlon,’ in which participants have to cover a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run, without a break.
The 51-year-old had four other Indians – Abhishek Mishra, Kaustubh Radkar, Prithviraj Patil and Manmadh Rebba – as co-participants. The runner has proved that age is just a number.
After his successful run, Milind took to Facebook and even added a life event to his page, in which he said “Dear World, Say hello to Ultraman Milind Soman. Each of the 5 Indians, Milind, Abhishek Mishra, Kaustubh Radkar, Prithviraj Patil and Manmadh Rebba who decided to take up this challenge completed it by covering a total distance of 517.5 km under harsh conditions.”
He celebrated his success at the finish line with his mother – who is always seen by his side.