Correct Answer : Option (B) - Krishna Prakash
Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Krishna Prakash has earned a title for literally swimming against the tides. As part of the ‘Drowning Prevention Awareness’ campaign, the officer swam from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves, Mumbai.
* He finished the 16.20 km expedition in just 5 hours and 26 minutes and charted history with this achievement.
* This is far from the first time the IPS officer broker broke records in sporting competitions.
* In 2017, he completed the Ironman Triathlon, one of the most challenging sports events in the world.
* This is a three-day event that requires the participants to complete a 3.8-kilometre swim, a 180.2-kilometer bicycle ride, and a 42.2 km run in 16–17 hours.
* This achievement earned Prakash the ‘Iron Man’ title and a mention in the World Book of Records.
* He was the first Indian Government Servant, Civil Servant, and Uniformed Services Officer, including Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces, to earn this title!
* Prakash has accomplished a remarkable achievement in sports in the past as well. In 2017, he was praised for finishing the Ironman Triathlon, a competition that demands participants to swim 3.8 kilometers, bike ride for 180.2 kilometers, and run for 42.2 kilometers within a span of 16-17 hours..
Source : India Times