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TCS World 10k Bengaluru Marathon postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The 13th edition of Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru scheduled to take place on May 17, was on March 26 postponed in view of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, the race promoters said. The online registration for all categories of the World Athletics gold label race has been suspended. "With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting millions of lives world over, and...

Shailesh Kumar: Meet India’s fastest wheelchair half-marathoner

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During his early teenage years, he had always evinced a great deal of interest in sports. Then, during a normal game of football on what seemed like an ordinary day in a small village of Gaya district in Bihar, nobody had the slightest idea that his life would change forever. Not all are born great, there are rare few...

When you run marathons, you are there all alone, says Ankita Gaur

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If you have been putting off running a marathon for a while and cannot find motivation for it, then look nowhere beyond the 35-year-old runner Ankita Gaur. From gaining subsequent weight to becoming a marathoner, Ankita is a huge advocate that anyone can run and race, no matter their age, insisting that people just need to try. “It is...

This 42-year-old quit corporate sector to run 3 World Marathon Majors

Image: Facebook / Reeti Sahai
If you are in need of some inspiration to lace up those running shoes and get a jog in before the day is over, you should certainly look no further than Delhi-based Reeti Sahai. In 2010, all of 32, Sahai made a choice that would impact the rest of her life. A successful entrepreneur, Reeti registered for her maiden...

Meet Namrata Joshipura, the supermom fashion designer who is a dedicated marathoner

Namrata Joshipura
Namrata Joshipura is a well-known name in India's fashion circuit but it is not the only identity she is known for. Mother of one, she realised how much fitness and being healthy matters to her when she returned from New York with her daughter, who by the way, is also a horse rider. Namrata was a part of Delhi's hockey...

Nagar Rising Half Marathon 2020: An adventure like no other

Over recent years, marathons have seen tremendous growth in participation across all Indian cities -- from smaller ones to the metros joining in to glorify the marathons’ trend. Most often, running a marathon holds a prime spot on the wishlist for many with the growing consciousness about fitness and good health. Since its inception in 2015, the...

Kerala’s 1st wheelchair marathon at Koyilandy aims to enable inclusion of disabled people

Wheelchair users are not confining to their homes anymore. They are coming out to explore the world and become a part of the society in every way. On February 2, the Koyilandy Palliative Care organised a first-of-its-kind event the city. Over 20 wheelchair users from different parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu participated in the Wheelchair Marathon grand event. The determination and confidence with...

Nagar Rising Half Marathon concludes with Sanit Bhuker emerging as 21K winner

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With a vision to spread the message of fitness across all age-groups of the society, the sixth edition of the Maximus Nagar Rising Half Marathon was held on February 2 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The event saw a huge turnaround with enthusiastic participants coming from various parts of India. The marathon panned out across...

Anjali Saraogi wins Kolkata Full Marathon 2020 for third straight year

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Kolkata’s Anjali Saraogi stamped her authority at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon yet again, as she won the race for the third time on the trot on Sunday here at the iconic Rangers Ground. The 46-years-old who is also India’s fastest 100k female runner posted a time of 03:24.02 to...

The thrills of running a marathon

Running a marathon is physically exhausting and at times is a a scary prospect. But gearing up and training for a marathon race offers a number of health benefits and if filled with thrills. When an athlete pushes his or her body with the aim of achieving a goal it helps the individual become mentally stronger, which...