From Iron ships in Merchant navy to becoming an Iron Man – Neel Deshmukh

From Iron ships in Merchant navy to becoming an Iron Man – Neel Deshmukh

November 19, 2017 0 By Neel Deshmukh

It all started after my 12th board exams, I gave competitive swimming 2 years back after my 10th I got a call from a friend asking me join his waterpolo team and I said yes without a hesitation. I had gained a lot of weight during my 2 year sabbatical  from a very successful swimming career. During this time that is after my 12th I was thoroughly training for waterpolo and was trying my best to get into the district team. After some weeks of training I got into waterpolo team for Pune and I was very happy with this new sport and was thinking of taking a bit seriously. Then there came the day I was with my friends hanging out and doing usual stuff what teens do during vacation after 12th thinking studying times of my life were over. This is the day I saw the IRONMAN video on Youtube and that was that, enough inspiration for me. Maybe I’m really easy to inspire or maybe I was always into individual sports. I very well knew my stamina and endurance was well above average atleast among Indians. I talked about doing IRONMAN to my friends and they wanted to join in too and hence we did a few training sessions together, but after a while admissions started and got an admission in a Merchant Navy Academy of my liking. Somewhere I got away from training for triathlons and joined the college team waterpolo and swimming as one of the fastest and best players. I was having a good time until the prepatory leave started and I could not swim for 2 months as the pool remains closed during this period. I started gaining weight again and this time I didn’t want to back all the way back to being really chubby. Therefore I started running inside my college campus. After 2 semesters I told my parents that