14 athletes from Triathlon Club Colombo (TCC) went in India last weekend to take part to IRONMAN 70.3 GOA. The team was appropriately named “TCC Unity in Diversity Team” because there was representation from both women (3) and men (9), 3 Nations (Sri Lanka, Maldives and France), different age groups (22 to 47 year olds),
Puvini Kahandawala, a 22 year-old who took part in IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo this year, never expected to become the first Sri Lankan female triathlete to be selected for an international event to represent Sri Lanka – The IRONMAN World Championship! Puvini’s enthusiasm and dedication has made phenomenal achievements within such a short period of time.
Pro-Am, the official licensee of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC, USA) and the owner of the prestigious global IRONMAN triathlon brand, is gearing up to hold the second IRONMAN 70.3 international sporting event in Sri Lanka. The first edition of the Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo event for 2018 was held successfully
This is the story of the brave ones, the ones who stepped into the sun to show Sri Lanka that they are ready to stand tall, to compete despite their challenges, and to defy the perception that their abilities are less than “normal.” Sashi Madushanka lost his sight in 2009 due to an accident. Khalid