Gurjot Singh

Unived Ambassador- Gurjot

Gurjot Singh

Triathlete

Career Highlights

  • Swimming: – Sea Swimming 20 Km – 5h 48 min – Sea Swimming 12 km – 3h 43 min – Winner U-14 District and West Zone (Maharashtra) – Podium Finish U-17 District Level
  • Triathlon: – Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier 2021. Will be representing India at Ironman70.3 World Championship at St. George, Utah in September 2021
  • Running : – Half Marathon PB -1h 41 min TMM 2020
  • Cricket : – Played for my District at U-15 level
  • Badminton: – First place – District Championship, 1999

My mother was a national level cricketer, so sports automatically became an integral part of my childhood. There was always the encouragement to pursue sports, any sport. So I dabbled with various sports throughout my childhood. Swimming, Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash to name a few. But my actual athletic journey began when I started competitive open water swimming. In 1996, I successfully completed Sea Swimming of 12 km (Uran to Gateway of India). I stood 4th & realized how close I was to the podium. And that was the moment when I started taking things seriously & perceiving myself as an athlete. Though the journey began at an appropriate time, it took a pause for a good 15 years in my adult life before my passion for pursuing sporting goals was reignited in 2015

Up Close, and Personal

To me, sport is…

To me, sports is a metaphor for life.

Every race, every event, every training session is a new situation that I have to navigate through & how I do it, decides the outcome. Some days are good, some not so much. And everyday is a new start, irrespective of the previous day.

Sports also help me navigate through my personal & professional life. There are times when I find myself in situations that have no easy answers. All I do is draw inspiration from my tough races and training situations and more often than not, I have a solution.

It’s an accumulating book of experiences that I draw inspiration from whenever in dire need. And I have every intention to keep adding to this book of experiences throughout life.

The toughest race of my life was…

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (Half Marathon) 2010 : This happened when I was in my mid-twenties when I had been away from any kind of physical activity for almost 8-10 years. But in my mind, I was a sportsperson with high stamina & a fit body ( I was actually miles away from it). So when I got a chance to participate in the SCM half marathon, I just went for it and didn’t put any thought into the training aspect. I thought that I would just figure it out on the race day.

I started the race with great enthusiasm & managed the first 10 kms somehow. But after that I started having trouble keeping up. Physically I was obese, weighing 88 kgs with a waistline of 38 inches but mentally, I was a sportsperson so I HAD TO finish the race. Over the course of next 10 kms, my perception of myself being a fit athlete broke into pieces bit by bit. I was in pain but not ready to give up. By the time I reached Peddar road, I was so confused & conflicted as to who I was and what my identity was. My logical mind asked me to stop but a part of my ego kept pushing me. The race seemed never ending and I dragged myself to the finish line at 03h 29 min.

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far…

Ironman 70.3 Goa – After having an awful pre-race week followed by an incorrect bike fit for the race and goofing up majorly in the swim part, it was a welcome surprise when I qualified for the Ironman 70.3 world championship.

My dream starting line is…

Since, I have chosen to participate in Ironman70.3 distances for now, Ironman70.3 World championship would be a dream starting line. I am glad that I have this opportunity in September 2021.

I nourish my soul with…

Playtime with my 11 month old boy!

Unived helps me by…

Realizing my full athletic potential

My favourite Unived product is…

The Elite Recovery Mix! and Unived Compression socks

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