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.
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.
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
52 Association paralympic skiing 1st place in my division.
Nationals paralympic skiing 3rd place in my division