About the author:

Nirbhasa is originally from Ireland but currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an enthusiastic multi-day runner, having twice completed both the Ten Day Race and the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - the longest race in the world.

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in Bristol, England has been holding triathlons since 2013, getting particular satisfaction out of encouraging people who have never done triathlons before to try one. In this vide, husband and wife Garga and Kokila Chamberlain, who are part of the organising team, explain how Sri Chinmoy gave them the initial inspiration for the triathlon, and what inspired them to aim their triathlons towards beginners.

As Garga says in the video: "We organise races for people because races bing out the best in everyone. You have to be so focused...being in a race, with that group energy, striving to give your best on the day; I think it brings out a really special part of each human being who takes part."