Rajesh Durbal

Triple Amputee, Ironman World Championship

Orlando, FL

Hi, I’m Rajesh Durbal. I was born as a TRIPLE amputee. A congenital defect left one arm partially developed and required amputation of both my legs (below the knees) when I was one year old. I was fitted with prosthetic legs which I learned to walk with. I persevered in life and was always competitive in snowboarding, slalom skiing, track and field, with a world record in the 100m at the age of 15 years old. I am not only an accomplished athlete, I am also an industry IT veteran in building engineering teams and innovation groups to steer and lead major technology initiatives.

In 2009, I decided I wanted to participate in and completed in the City of Orlando's Corporate 5k. This inspired me complete numerous races(half marathons, marathons, adventure races and triathlons) to become a significant advocate of health/fitness for the physically challenged and anyone who witnessed me in motion. Following my mantra to Live Free, Live Amazingly, in just a short year and a half from my first 5k, on October 8th 2010, I became the FIRST TRIPLE AMPUTEE in history to complete the Hawaii Ironman World Championship -- a 140.6 mile race at 14 hours 19 minutes and 12 seconds.

I then broke my record in 2011 by completing the Ironman World Championship in a time of 13 hours and 49 minutes. Following my accomplishments I’ve received worldwide recognition, including the Mayor of Orlando Nationally proclaiming Feb 7th 2011 as the Rajesh Durbal Day in the City of Orlando.

In 2010 Rajesh also formed the (501.c3) Live Free Foundation in Orlando, Florida, which focuses on creating life changing experiences for people in film production, authoring books, motivational speaking, life and business coaching seminars, corporate training retreats, health and wellness programs, prosthetic research and development, and adaptive sports clinics. Since its establishment in 2010, the programs have trained equipped and enabled millions of people to live better lives on four different continents.

Accomplishments

Triathlons

St. Anthony Triathlon Regional Championships 2nd place in the division.

Nautica Malibu Triathlon 2014 1st place in my division 2:01

Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2010 2nd place 14:19

Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2011 2nd place 13:49

Florida Half Ironman 2011 1st place para triathlete division 5:44

St. Anthony Olympic Triathlon 2011 1st place para triathlete division 2:40

NYC Nautica Olympic Triathlon 2011 2nd place para triathlete division 2:36

St. Anthony Sprint Regional Championship Triathlon 2014 2nd place 1:29

 

Track and Field

100 meter sprint Pam Am Games 3rd place 14:12

200 meter Sprint Pan Am Games 3rd place 31:02

 

Skiing

52 Association paralympic skiing 1st place in my division.

Nationals paralympic skiing 3rd place in my division

Daily Regimen

Pre-Breakfast Workout Shake (also includes peanut butter, water, and ice)
10:00 A.M.
With Lunch
Bedtime Shake (also includes peanut butter, water, and ice)