Participants have to swim, bike, and run a marathon in order to complete the race.
Chatura had to bike for 112 miles, swim for 2.5 miles and do a 26.5-mile marathon in order to complete the race.
“There were a lot of tough moments during the race, there are segments where it’s just you and your thoughts for miles, in moments of distress I reflected on memories with my mother and father as well as thinking about the devastation from the Sri Lankan easter tragedy and what the families are going through. I kept telling myself this is for them. ”
“Chatura hopes to provide inspiration for Sri Lankans all over the world, that anything is possible when you apply yourself to it. It’s very important that we embrace the dreams and vision of our younger generations because they are the future. There are a lot of younger generations of Sri Lankans who are extremely bright and talented, and we need to cultivate them for success. not just Medical and Law, but Arts, Sports, and music. ”
” This by far was the hardest race or thing I have ever done in my life. I really had to dig deep, beyond the constraints of what people thought or assumed what I was capable of. There were moments of pride where I wanted to cry, but I couldn’t because my body was already using everything it needed to keep moving. It came down to what do I think I can do. What will I do. Step by step, mile by mile. No music just your own thoughts for 15 hours while your body is trying to come through for everything your mind is telling it to do. Your soul is synchronized with the mind for a moment. You fall into a dark lonely place called the zone. It’s beyond words. ” Chatura De Silva posted on Instagram about the race.
Chatura plans to participate in future Races and Ironman events. He also does a lot of philanthropic work here in Los Angeles and across the globe. He hopes to see more Lankans on the World stage displaying their talents.