Surg Cdr Manish Dangi – Indian Navy’s Ironman

Surg Cdr Manish Dangi is a keen fitness enthusiast with a penchant to do things that others only dream of. A doctor by profession, he has been a keen promoter of healthy living and fitness. The Officer has participated in various Iron Man competitions throughout India and has successfully completed each and every race. He has taken part in the Pune and Goa Olympic Ironman (1.5 km swimming, 45 km cycling and 10 km running), Chennai Half Iron Man (1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21 km running) and numerous sea swimming competitions in Mumbai, Chilka, Chennai and Karwar.

Not satisfied with his achievements, the Surg Cdr enrolled and successfully completed the Chennai Full Iron Man challenge in Dec last year which is one of its kind in India. This is not a race for the faint hearted as it consists of 3.9 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42 km running!!!

When quizzed on what keeps him going whilst attempting these dizzying feats, he simply says with a smile” Everything is hard before it gets easy”.

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