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Vikas Singh, Chair of the committee and the Founder of this event, brings his passion and experience of year of running to this event. He founded this event in 2018 to ensure inclusive health for people from all walks of life. He focuses on training a lot more than the race itself and that is what drove him to start trainings across Pune city where people can assemble and learn basics of being healthy. He was instrumental in bringing legends of endurance sports: Dr Jack Daniels, Ryan Hall and Jay Bawcom over the last year to make people more aware of how it is not difficult to work towards being healthy. He is a seasoned runner himself and has been running for almost two decades, most recently it being Chicago Marathon a couple of weeks ago.
Vineeta Jadhavrao, the first woman back to back Comrades finisher from Pune, believes that running is the most basic form of exercise with immense health benefits if pursued sustainably. Her immense knowledge of long term training, discipline, diligence, and not giving up will help participants learn greatly from.
Satish Gujaran, the only Indian to have finished consecutive 10 Comrades Marathon and ‘green number holder’ for India believes in taking baby steps before taking a leap. He thinks running journey is a gradual process and that reflects truly in his life as he could not even complete a 1km stretch 15 years ago when he started his fitness journey after quitting smoking. Satish is a great advocate of learning about health, basics of running and physiology, gradual progress and not doing many things too soon.
Dr Kaustubh Radkar, 24 x Ironman Finisher, Only Indian Ironman KONA World Championship Finisher of 2017, Ironman Certified Coach, Ironman All World Silver Athlete, Fastest Indian at Comrades Ultramarathon 2016 among many more. He moved to India in 2014 to start own rehabilitation clinic for sports injuries, heart disease and cancer.
Amod Bhate, one of the fastest marathoners in Pune, is and IT professional and coaches people for them to be efficient runners by learning right techniques. He has been running for two decades now but he built his endurance base for more than 10 years before going on to complete several marathons including Boston, Chicago and Comrades. Amod, similar to other committee members, believes in training more than participating in events. His love for imparting his running experience among the new runners is very relevant to the participants of this half marathon event too, specifically new comers, families and kids.