Florida Ultraman Challenge is an Endurance Challenge spread across three days. It was a 517.5-kilometer race which was divided into swimming, cycling and running.
Ultraman is an honour bestowed upon those who survive the toughest marathon in the world.
Milind Soman, Abhishek Mishra, Kaustubh Radkar, Prithviraj Patil and Manmadh Rebba are the five Indians who decided to take up the challenge and now gets titled as “Ultraman”.
Kaustubh Radkar of Pune stood first among the Indian competitor and finished 34th in the race, while Soman stood 41st
- Day 1 started with 10km swim and 148km Bike
- Day 2 was 276km bike and
- Day 3 was 84km run
Milind Soman was the only barefoot runner.
Radkar said, “Day 1 was hard to swim as the water was very cold and couldn’t drive bike as there were signs of nausea which affected the performance.” Though there was a change in the nutrition plan to improve his nausea and the puncture in his bike tire caused by a pin, Radhkar proudly said that he was able to finish right on the expected time.