This UAE Expat Plans To Become The 3rd Person To Complete The Ironman Challenge In The World

by Deeplata Garde
This UAE Expat Plans To Become The 3rd Person To Complete The Ironman Challenge In The World

In the realm of endurance sports, the Ironman challenge stands as a formidable test. It’s not just, challenging one’s physical prowess but also their mental resilience and determination. This year, Ghani Souleymane, a prominent figure within Dubai’s fitness community is set to redefine the limits of human potential.

Swim, Cycle & Run To Victory

Commencing at the break of dawn on October 28, the Adidas ambassador, embarked on a quest to swim a gruelling 3.8 Kilometres. It was followed by a 180-kilometre cycling journey, topped with a full marathon spanning 42 kilometres. Remarkably, he will repeat this difficult routine every single day for a month. This will result in an astonishing 226 Kilometres of physical grind daily. Upon successful completion of this monumental feat, Ghani will join an exclusive club. He will become the only third person in the world to have achieved such a remarkable feat.

Nevertheless, Ghani’s extraordinary endeavour is not solely about personal triumph; it is also driven by a noble cause. He aspires to raise funds for the Heroes of Hope charity organization, under the banner of the Al Jalila Foundation. This charity dedicates its efforts to assisting children who encounter formidable challenges in their lives, emphasizing that everyone can be a valuable part of the community, regardless of their circumstances.

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Ghani Souleymane To Become The Third Person In The World To Achieve This Feat


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Ghani underscores that undertaking such a bold challenge requires a strategic approach to fitness. It requires explosive power, muscular endurance, strength, coordination & balance. But, most critically it needs excellent cardiovascular fitness. He affirms that it’s not just about the muscles but also about being strong mentally.

Among the myriad challenges that Ghani anticipates, sleep deprivation dominates as a significant hurdle. On a regular day, he allocates only 4 to 5 hours of sleep. During these 30 days of relentless exertion, he foresees even less time. His daily routine will commence at 5 am, plunging into the sea for a demanding 4 to 5-hour swim. This would follow an exhaustive 8 to 10-hour cycle, and eventually a 4 to 5-hour run across Dubai. Intermittent breaks for food and brief rest are planned in between the cycling and running segments.

Ghani is no stranger to the Ironman challenge. In the past, he has dedicated himself to this pursuit for four years. He celebrates an impressive record of completing ultramarathons, spanning various routes from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, and countless other towns within the UAE. Safety remains a paramount concern, and Ghani has assembled a team of vigilant medical professionals. They closely monitor his well-being throughout this remarkable journey.

Open Invitation For Fitness Enthusiasts


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In his remarkable feat, Ghani extends an open invitation to everyone, emphasizing a straightforward message: “Devote some time to caring for your body, even if it’s just 30 minutes each day, and witness the transformative impact it can have on your life.” He seeks to demonstrate to the world that Dubai transcends its renowned architecture, opulence, and automobiles. Instead, it is a city where its people seamlessly integrate fitness into their daily routines, ultimately making a significant difference in their lives and the community at large.

In the face of this incredible challenge, Ghani Souleymane displays the perfection of determination, resilience, and selflessness to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/Ghani Souleymane 

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