Anu Vaidyanathan, The First Asian triathlete to competed The Ultraman

A multifaceted personality Anu Vaidyanathan is widely known to be the first Indian to qualify for the Half Ironman World Championships and the only Asian woman triathlete to have competed and completed long-course Ultraman, which is a three day stage-race that includes a 10K swim, 84.4K run and 420K bike ride. Besides being an athlete, she is a visiting professor of intellectual property, and founder of her own intellectual property management company PatNMarks.

Anu Vaidyanathan completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering and received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Canterbury at Christchurch. Besides, she has served as a member of faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology Ropar in the Department of Computer Science.

“My goal is to be remembered as the hardest working athlete in the sport, who has put India on the map and has gone past perceptions and stereotypes reserved for women from conservative cultural backgrounds.” – Anu Vaidyanathan

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