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Sachin Singh- Khel Khel Mein

Born in Bareilly and brought up in Srinagar and Rajasthan, Sachin was the youngest amongst 5 siblings. Their father was a Helicopter Pilot in the Air Force while mother was a Homemaker. At Age 7, Sachin joined Taekwando and Swimming classes along with his sisters Jyotsna and Archana. After learning Taekwando for 5 years earning the Red 1 Belt, Sachin and Jyotsna went on to teach Taekwando for two years 😎. In 10th standard; inspired by their elder brother Sailesh-…

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          Cheryl Mascarenhas- Run Yogini

The middle child born to working Professionals in Mangalore, Cheryl was a happy heavy kid who loved her food in school. However when Puberty hit, the teenager resorted to avoiding food and starving in a bid to lose weight. She also took skipping in a big way on a Concrete surface which lead to an L4-L5 injury causing bent spine, muscle spasm etc 😢. Living along with her cousins and extended family in Twin Houses resulted in plenty of support…

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Sukhjeevan Singh Bhimber- Mukkabaaz

This young athletic boy was born and raised in the town of Meerut. Enrolled in the St. Mary’s Academy known for its sports facilities, Sukhjeevan was perpetually on the ground. A short distance sprinter, he excelled in the 100m, 200m besides participating in Long Jump and High Jump. Later Sukhi took up Boxing, even winning a Silver Medal at the State Level. However it all came to a grinding halt when he got injured dislocating his jaw at the age…

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Ami Upadhyay- Keep on Tri-ing

Born to an Engineer-Scientist Father and Teacher Mother in Gujarat, Ami Paneri was the eldest of three sisters. Someone who thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors running and cycling in the paddy fields, climbing trees and playing Kho kho and Kabaddi spending hours outdoors daily 😊. She did her BSc, MSc and MPhil in Physics traveling from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad. Initially teaching was her passion, and along with studies, she would teach University students as well as IIT-AIEEE students. Fascinated by Computers…

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Interview with Vaijayanti Ingawale

1. How does it feel to win the MRR award? I feel very happy to be the first recipient of this newly introduced award by MRR. Deepak and I have been attending MRR award function since three years. We have enjoyed getting nominated for various categories and have been receiving Best running family award for the last two years. 2. Tell us about your association with MRR? It’s lovely to be associated with MRR. Its a community of runners with…

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Interview with Nilesh Yadav

“Despite what seems like the extraordinary nature of these events, in the end, they make you even more human.” My interview with Yadav Nilesh who won the 1st runners up MRR award for Best Ultramarathoner. 1. How does it feel to win the MRR award? Till now I have never run an ultra race for any award or winning position. I purely ran for the experience. All I wanted was to see what it felt like to run 100 km.…

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Reborn on the Run-book review

    Book Review Title: Reborn on the Run Author : Catra Corbett Genre: Memoir There are times in life when you stumble upon things by accident and that turns out to be a much needed dose of inspiration. I stumbled upon this book at a trail running event last month. It’s a memoir by Catra Corbett- an ultra-runner and the first American woman to run 100 miles or more on more than several occasions. She is also the first…

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Prakash Wani- Once A Cop

The fifth amongst 8 siblings Prakash Wani was born in a simple lower middle class family in Pune.  Their father was a hardworking farmer and mother worked as an Ayah in the nearby hospital to support the growing family.  Though both parents were uneducated, they strived to provide the best possible Education to their children . An Athletic kid, Prakash enjoyed participating in various sports right from his school days.  His adventurous streak continued in College when he joined NCC…

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Interview with MRR award winner – Pooja Varma

1.     How does it feel to win the MRR award?  I’m elated! It was my most desired award and winning it was a dream come true for me. 2.Tell us about your association with MRR?  I got associated with MRR around a year back after my Tata Mumbai marathon in 2018. I got to know about their monthly runs which are organized on the Mumbai marathon route. They have an amazing volunteer support as well. So, I started…

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Mayuri Sutar- Fire And Ice

Born to a Carpenter Father and Homemaker Mother in Kandivali, this spunky young girl was a born athlete. From the tender age of 10, Mayuri participated in athletics and group sports like Langdi and Kho Kho in her school Dr. T R Naravne Vidyalay. Usually the Winner or First Runner Up on the School sports day; Mayuri would represent the school participating in the inter-school athletic competitions of the schools located near the Western Line. She would invariably get first…

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