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The Music of a Marathon

‘The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one’s own person, utterly and completely.’ There is nothing more tranquil than the serenity ...

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The Story of Supriya Mondal

In October 2012, at the INK Conference in Pune, I told the story of a young man who had a love for water and dream of one day representing his country. The story of young Supriya Mondal, a boy from a little fishing village outside Calcutta, left the curated audiences speechl...

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Staying Injury Free

Very often I’m asked, What is Sports Science? And my answer inadvertently is always, ‘its the difference between gold and silver.’ Its the scientific application that quantifies all those tiny variables that add up to the 0.5% that gives an athlete a competitive advantage i...

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Lessons from the Stepathlon Challenge

Its been merely ten days since I embarked on the Stepathlon Challenge, an initiative by a friend and colleague, Ravi Krishnan – CEO of Stepathlon. This isn’t the first challenge I’ve embarked on. As other ultra marathon runners would know, we seek our thrills from “pus...

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THE RISE OF THE KENYAN RUNNER….

Its was over ten years ago that I set out to attempt my first ultra-marathon run – The Comrades Marathon; an 89.9 km race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. My preparation for this race was nothing short of spectacular (or so I thought). I was averaging between 100-120 km a week,...

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