The Tenacity of a 75 year old Runner
Rajesh Vetcha, a fellow marathon runner, sent this very inspiring email from a 75 year old gentlemen.
Here is the quick synopsis of the story. Dinesh Kumar took his family out for a cruise and hence he could not participate in the Bangalore Midnight Marathon. He was torn between the marathon and his family. He found a solution. He ran the marathon on the ship itself.
Read his email to the runners group.
In matters like these, the LOH has the last word but I made up my mind to do a half on the sailing ship which had a track of 400 meters. I got up on the top deck and did the half at 3:30 in the morning, stopped to hyderate and carried on to complete 30 KM.
It put me to shame. I did not go to the midnight marathon because of some pending business work. I wish I had the 75 year old man’s spirit.