"I was fighting, trying to elevate Bangladesh to the highest level, but it seems I've lost. My job has defeated me in the battle," said Mohammad Shamsuzzaman Arafat, Ironman World Championship-participating triathlete.
In a nation that lives and breathes cricket, it is ever so difficult for other sports to stand out and make its own position in the country’s sporting culture. Another factor is the mindset of the sports industry as the focus given to the non-cricket genres of sports and its athletes is predominantly dependent on success.
The Daily Star (DS): You have produced the most promising results by any Bangladeshi in Ironman competitions so far and you have been doing this for years now. What’s next?