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Marathon Man by Bill Rodgers

It is a very enchanting and enthralling book with a throbbing narrative in collaboration with Mathew Shepatin. Basically it is an account of his early life and his Boston marathon experience of 1975. The narrative is very interesting in the sense that each chapter starts with his Boston 1975 progress during the race and the later part of the chapter devotes to flashback to his early life as a college student, running with Amby Burfoot who is his original inspiration,…

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Eastern Express Highway Half Marathon – Clean & Smooth

When Mumbai Road Runners suggested an alternative half marathon route in the Mumbai suburbs, all i could think of was my regular running route in the Eastern Express Highway stretching from Mulund all the way to Ghatkopar. It was a lonely stretch of straight, flat route with greenery on one side. I knew the Eastern Express Highway was the best track to hold a half marathon in an alternative to the Bandra-NCPA stretch, which was legendary for its temple, churches…

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Another barrier falls!!

Who says marathon is all about running. It’s all bloody mind games buddy, there is no physical activity involved in it, at least after 30 kms, But that is for everybody, for me it is the 22 to 30 kms that plays havoc with my brain. Post 30 kms i get stronger and more determined like a demon, well not exactly like Ravana but more like Ram possessed!!   Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013 was my fourth full marathon and…

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