Running Stories

At the start line

The start line at any race is an interesting place as it gives you an opportunity to strike random conversations with strangers. Sometimes these little chats can end up changing your perspective towards life and be a recipient to several inspiring stories. One such episode occurred couple of months ago at the starting line of the Ironman 70.3. I was standing there observing people around me. Some were grim faced as though they were about to enter an operation theatre…

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Running the Big daddy: The Big Sur Marathon experience

Hills, hills and more hills! Well what did you expect? It is THE Big Sur marathon-cited to be amongst the toughest ones in the world. Being a runner and most importantly being in the bay area, I couldn’t not be a part of the Big Sur Marathon which was taking place on April 29th,2018. Fortunately, there were shorter distance categories at the event besides the daunting 26.2 miler. Since I had just completed my second Olympic distance triathlon last Sunday,…

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What’s your running story?- by Rodman D’Souza

Article by Rodman D’Souza What’s your story? What’s your running story? Why do you run? How did you start running? How can you wake up at such ungodly hours just to run a couple of miles? How can you run so much? How can you pay so much just to run a race for a silly medal and some snacks? These are few but familiar questions that a runner constantly faces. Truth be told, we really don’t know the answers…

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No smoke without fire-World No Tobacco day

Indulging in a puff or a two is usually associated largely with the ‘cool’ quotient. Probably this is why we see that cigarette finding its way into the hands of high school and college students. It starts out as peer pressure with the usual ‘try one puff, nothing will happen’. The need to fit in or the fear of being rejected in social circles ultimately leads to that occasional puff which goes on to becoming an addiction. What with the…

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Back to school with those strides

It’s been more than year since I got acquainted with this family of runners. Nevertheless it feels like returning back to school, considering the amount of learning that has happened in that one year, changing my perspective towards not only running but life as well. Every runner certainly has a story behind them-be it battling post pregnancy weight issues, recuperating from several illnesses of varying degrees, coping up with a loss of a loved one or just being inspired by…

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Inspiring stories from women runners of MRR – on International Women’s Day!!

This International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2016 we asked the women runners of MRR to pen their thoughts on how running has helped them and what influence running has had on their lives and that of their families. Never expected there would be a wealth of real, inspiring, courageous stories from the women runners. These are some really fantastic stories We have collated and compiled their stories below: The history of all times and of today especially, teaches that…

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