Milind Soman, who won the title of ‘IronMan’ for being fit as a fiddle at 50, said that it took intense training and preparation of around three months for him to win the race on Independence Day.
While the whole nation celebrated Independence Day in different ways, supermodel Milind Soman ran 72km to celebrate 72 years of Independence. Carrying a national flag and running in a white dhoti and black T-shirt, the fitness enthusiast urged his fans to dedicate themselves towards a healthy lifestyle.
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Starting from Lodhi garden at 6.30am and ending his run at India Gate around 4.30pm, the 72km run was supported by people from mid-40s to the younger crowd as well. “Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!!!! No freedom without health, take care of this precious gift”, he said. Check some pictures here.
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Soman earlier won the title of ‘IronMan’ for being fit as a fiddle at 50 years. It took intense training and preparation of around three months for him to win this race that had over 2,000 participants including seven Indians. The actor keeps taking part in several runs to propagate the importance of healthy living and also asserted that women should focus on mental, physical and emotional well-being.
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He has always vouched for women’s lifestyle and urged to understand the value of a “holistically healthy lifestyle”. He is also the founder of Pinkathon Empowering Indian Women — a women’s marathon to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for women and issues like breast cancer. While talking to The Times of India, he said, “Ankita did the run in Mumbai from Shivaji Park to Worli and back, along with my mother and sisters. Last year, mom did the 50-km run as well. She loves running and also does the half marathon regularly.”
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