It was the first year of Mumbai Marathon and not much people were aware about the event. There were NGOs which was requesting and encouraging people to run. In the first year there were very few people running Marathon. First time I ran for 7kms which was the dream run in the first year, after that for the next 7 years I ran for 21 kms, and since 6 years I’m running 42kms full Marathon. The reason is that it is too crowded in 21 kms now. However in 42 kms there is less crowd.
When i started running I did not have any structured training for running the Marathon. But as the years progressed I started taking professional structured training. If we practice more milage and take care of diet one can run longer distance. Surprisingly in first two years I lost 20 kgs and I was free of all my health issues. I started running with the aim of longevity of life but I ended up getting a good quality of life which is stress free and I feel that each and every person can live such a lifestyle provided they make a beginning at some point or the other. That’s the reason he has started a training institute called “Runners Academy” who now trains begeiners to take up running for fitness and lifestyle changing experience. Till date he has ran more than 65 Marathons of cities in India. As on today he runs approx 200 kms a month.
Best time for half marathon – 2 hours 4 mins and for full Marathon – 4 hours and 43 mins.