Deepak Raj is not just an integral member of the triathlon community in India, but he has also been responsible for growing it.
He began his journey in endurance sports when he was an unfit 95kilos man.
Deepak Raj represented India in IM WC in Kona, Hawaii in 2017 & is also going for 2021! He’s the only Indian rep in Int’l Triathlon Union WC.
He also runs Yoska - Virtual Endurance Coaching Academy and has been responsible for hosting the first-ever Ironman event in India in the form of Ironman 70.3 Goa.
In this episode, we talk about his experiences & learnings from the last 20 years of being active in endurance sports.
1:23 - Experience of racing amidst pandemic at Ironman APAC championships in Cairns, Australia
4:42 - The Change of mindset after racing for 20 years
6:50 - His mindset before race day
8:51 - Change of goals
13:52 - Week in the life of Deepak
20:47 - Tips while getting introduced to triathlons
22:20 - What should beginner athletes aim for
29:44 - How does it feel to be in World Championships
31:32 - Notable triathlon events other than Ironman
35:25 - Experience of hosting the first-ever Ironman event in India
39:07 - Sprint To Finish (Rapid Fire)
40:38 - 5 Race routes that Deepak recommends
Listen to the episode now & gear up for the season!
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