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Sajedur is the new Ironman from Bangladesh : Ironman European Championships Hamburg

After completing Ironman. Sajedur Rahman. Yesterday Hamburg photo courtesy of Sajedur Rahman

For the first time, the athlete of Bangladesh completed the full distance Ironman competition. Sajedur Rahman. Bangladesh got another Ironman. On Sunday, he participated in the European Ironman Championship in Hamburg, Germany and crossed the specified distance of the Ironman.

Triathlon is a sport that combines swimming, cycling and running. Ironman event is considered as the toughest triathlon in one day. Sajedur took 13 hours 46 minutes 37 seconds to complete the 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run at the full-distance Ironman European Championships in Hamburg. He participated in the age group of 35 to 39 years. According to the Ironman Tracker app and website, Sajedur is ranked 2,153 out of a total of 2,327 competitors.

Mahbubur Rahman after completing the swim. Courtesy of Hamburger Mahbubur Rahman yesterday

Another Bangladeshi Mahbubur Rahman participated in the Ironman European Championship in the 30 to 34 age group. After finishing swimming and cycling, he had to withdraw from the competition due to severe cold during the race. Mahbubur Rahman told Prothom Alo on the phone from Germany, “The temperature suddenly dropped in Hamburg yesterday. After swimming and cycling I started running. After crossing 10 km I got cold (hypothermia). After running 21 km, my body couldn’t take it anymore. Then the volunteers took him to the ambulance and treated him. Mahbubur Rahman is currently healthy.

Despite not being successful yesterday, Bangladeshi triathlete Mahbubur Rahman completed the full distance Ironman in Malaysia in 2019. Apart from this, he has also been successful in four half-distance Ironman events. Mahbubur Rahman, a web developer by profession, lives in Berlin, Germany.

Ironman md. Sajedur Rahman Photo courtesy of Sajedur Rahman

Md. Sajedur Rahman Professional-Life is a Joint Director of Bangladesh Bank. This is the first time he has completed Ironman. Seber previously competed in the Frankfurt Ironman in 2022, but was unsuccessful. Sajedur Rahman said on the phone from Hamburg today, “The water was very cold because the temperature was low. It was very difficult to swim for this. Cycling 180 km in 6 hours and 8 minutes, finished the race a little slower. My goal from the beginning was to complete the full distance Ironman. I couldn’t do it the first time, I did it this time.

The global authority of Ironman regularly organizes Ironman and Ironman 70.3 in different countries. These events are followed by the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 world championships each year. Triathletes qualify for the World Championships based on results in various Ironman events.