Bengaluru-based cyclist Anil Kadsur, renowned for his daily 100 km rides, passed away on Friday morning following a heart attack. The 45-year-old cyclist, celebrated as an inspiration for numerous cycling enthusiasts worldwide, was known for his remarkable daily cycling endeavors.
100 km rides daily
He recently achieved a significant milestone by completing 42 consecutive months of 100 km rides, totaling approximately 1,250 rides in total.
According to a report by the Times of India, he was hospitalised on the same day he shared his achievement on social media due to feelings of uneasiness.
Kadsur was revered as a ‘Dronacharya’ by numerous cycling enthusiasts, akin to the mentorship of ‘Eklavya’ from ancient Indian mythology. Known for his humble and supportive demeanor, he readily shared his expertise and tips with newcomers, serving as an inspiration to many in the cycling community.
The cyclist embarked on his journey in August 2022 with a 100 km challenge spread over 10 days. Undeterred, he persisted in making 100 km his daily routine with unwavering discipline, swiftly evolving into an inspiration for people across the nation.
According to a report by TOI, he also surpassed the record set by an Italian cyclist who had completed 643 rides.
Bengaluru pays tribute
Citizens Movement, East Bengaluru expressed condolences at his untimely demise and also about the importance of heart health. “Anil epitomized fitness in Bengaluru, cycling 100km daily for the past 1500+ days. His sudden departure, attributed to a massive cardiac arrest, reminds us of the unpredictability of such events. Anil’s legacy lies in his strength, flexibility, and the inspiration he bestowed upon a generation. Cardiac arrests, often occurring in apparently normal hearts, result from impulse generation/conduction abnormalities. On the other hand, heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions, stem from narrowed blood vessels, exacerbated by poor dietary habits, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. Let’s remember Anil’s dedication while reflecting on the importance of heart health.”
Om Shanti, Anil Kadsur! 🙏
Anil epitomized fitness in Bengaluru, cycling 100km daily for the past 1500+ days. His sudden departure, attributed to a massive cardiac arrest, reminds us of the unpredictability of such events. Anil’s legacy lies in his strength, flexibility, and the… pic.twitter.com/C44TDPvlLx
— Citizens Movement, East Bengaluru (@east_bengaluru) February 3, 2024
National President of BJP Yuva Morcha Tejasvi Surya also expressed his condolences.
Saddened to know about the passing away of cyclist Anil Kadsur.
Anil, fondly called the Century Rider for riding 100km daily for the last 1,500 days, was well-known figure in Bengaluru South & a fitness icon for many youngsters like me. Many of us would have even seen him ride… pic.twitter.com/jr7jz3frJS
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) February 3, 2024
Over-exercising concerns raised
But many on social media questioned if it is over-exercising that led his untimely death.
Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist in Apollo Hospitals of Hyderabad, took to social media to talk about how excessive exercise might be detrimental to health. “He was cycling for about 7 hours daily to cover a distance of 100 km. As per research, the effect of exercise on mortality is U-shaped: initially there is benefit, but beyond a certain exercise dose, there is detrimental effect on health and there is increased mortality risk,” he said. He also suggested keeping the exercise dose within a reasonable limit and taking at least one day per week off from vigorous exercise.
Benefits of exercise plateau and then becomes detrimental after a certain level
First of all, my heart felt condolences to Anil Kadsur’s family, friends and followers, Om Shanti 🙏
— Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (@hyderabaddoctor) February 3, 2024
When should you stop exercising?
As per experts, here are a few symptoms of when to stop:
- Being unable to perform at the same level.
- Needing longer periods of rest.
- Feeling tired.
- Being depressed.
- Having mood swings or irritability.
- Having trouble sleeping.
- Feeling sore muscles or heavy limbs.
- Getting overuse injuries.
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