First Bangladeshi to qualify for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

Mahbubur Rahman is a Bangladeshi endurance athlete with a passion for Triathlon. His athletic career in the past few years has spanned distance running, open water swimming, and IRONMAN triathlon.

Since finishing his first Ironman race – Ironman 70.3 Colombo in 2018, he has completed Ironman 70.3 Bintan (2019), Ironman Malaysia (2019) and Ironman 70.3 Bangsaen (2020).

He is also first among Bangladeshis to qualify for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. On February 23, 2020, he participated in the Toyota Ironman 70.3 Bangsean and became the first Bangladeshi ?? to qualify for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship ?.

In between his Ironman training and races Mahbub has crossed Bangla Channel (16.1k open water swim in the Bay of Bengal) in 2018, 1st runner up of Dhaka Half Marathon 2018 and 2019, Podium finisher at Dhaka Challenge Triathlon 2017, Two times champion of Brac Bank run (2018, 2019), Champion of BYLC-Running with Purpose 2019, 1st runner up of BYLC- Running with Purpose 2018 and Podium finisher at Bandarban Sky Marathon 2016.

Apart from being a full time IT specialist Mahbub contributes his free time in helping local athletes. He is an activist with BDRunners and BD Triathletes – two of the largest online communities for endurance sports enthusiasts in Bangladesh.

Mahbub is now training and focused on qualifying for the Ironman World Championship Kona!

By Mahbubur Rahman

Self Taught Programmer And Learning Enthusiast

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