An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of 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, raced in that order and without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race. The race typically starts at 7:00 a.m.; the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4-mile (3.9 km) swim is 9:20 a.m. (2 hours 20 minutes), the mandatory bike cut off time is 5:30 p.m. (8 hours 10 minutes), and the mandatory marathon cut off is midnight (6 hours 30 minutes). Any participant who manages to complete the triathlon within these timings becomes an Ironman.
Dr. Radkar is the first Indian to finish an Ironman (3.8 km swim, 180 km cycle, 42.2 kms run) in Arizona on Nov 21, 2008. Since then he has successful Ironman finishes in Canada 2009, Lake Placid 2010,2012, Couere D’alene 2011, Australia 2013, Wisconsin 2013. He is the only Indian to qualify and finish the Ironman European Championships held in Frankfurt, Germany on July 6th 2014, as well asIronman Malaysia on September 27th, 2014 and Ironman Brasil on November 9th 2014, thus creating a record of being the only Indian elite athlete to do so. On March 29th 2015 after finishing Ironman African Championship, Dr. Radkar has joined a select group of people in the world to have finished an Ironman on all 6 continents. Dr. Radkar is the only Indian to be raked top 5% in the world for his age group for the year 2013 as well as 2014, by Ironman. An Ironman race is considered to be one of the toughest sporting events in the world. Recently he became the First and Only Indian to be an Certified Ironman Coach.
This talk is an opportunity to learn from Kaustubh how to achieve the work-life balance, mental fitness, how to set and achieve your goals. Corporate professionals, coaches, athletes of all levels can benefit from such a session.
Kaustubh has one of the most incredible stories for an Indian athlete. Having had the opportunity to train and race at the elite level, yet maintain a professional balance to achieve three advanced degrees; work Five years for Johns Hopkins Hospital which was the no 1 hospital in the USA for 21 years in a row,
Kaustubh “Kau” Radkar, One of India’s Elite swimmers and Ironman athletes.
Kaustubh Radkar is considered to be one of India’s elite athletes. A former Indian swimming national champion, he started swimming at the age of 9 and then went on to win medals for Pune, Maharashtra and his University. He has also represented India in several Asia Pacific Swimming Championships.
The poster boy of IRONMAN in India, he finished his first race in Arizona in 2008 with a smashing time of 11 hrs 41 mins and 36 secs, the fastest debut for an Indian. After that he set his sights to finish an Ironman on all 6 continents and achieved this goal on March 29th, 2015 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Kau is the First and only Indian to be an Ironman Certified Coach (Oct 2015), his Tri team RadStrong Tri is the only Tri team from India to be accepted by Ironman.
Kau wants to give back to the sport he got so much from. Besides regular coaching for amateur, elite as well as professional triathletes, He offers a short format skill sharpening clinic “Train with Kau” based on his own experience of racing and training, to help Triathletes become better. The demand for this workshop in India's best country clubs and swim teams is growing by the day and receiving front page attention in the media.
Kau’s is one of the most inspiring story – and he tells it very well, holding audiences as much with his intellect and wit as his genuinely easy connect with people. So it is not surprising that with motivational talks in schools, colleges and corporate events, Kaustubh has a diary full of requests for talk based events.
TRAIN WITH KAU
Kaustubh is India's First
Ironman Certifed Coach
Athletes looking for world class leadership to support achieving personal best goals and exploring athletic limits can access Kaustubh’s 1-1 personal coaching and consulting.
Coaches can work with Kaustubh to expand their knowledge and experience engaging in 'coach to coach' discussions on 'best practices’ in athlete preparation across a range of topics that include swimming, triathlon or overall fitness.
Hoping to take your triathlon goals to the next level? Or a runner/ cyclist hoping to finish a triathlon or Half/ Full Ironman this program will expose you to the in’s and out’s of Triathlon.
Besides rigorous training for one weekend, we will also cover different topics such as strength training, nutrition, hydration etx.
The Open water training weekend camp gives you an opportunity to learn from one of Ironman’s best swimmers the art of tackling open water swim, how to sight, how to keep calm. You get to explore clean open water in the backdrop of the Sahyadri Mountains.
The pool based weekend camps are for people to improve on their technique and master the art of transitioning from one sport to another. We also have a lecture series on topics such as strength training, nutrition, hydration etc.