“Running is my Passion, I run every race with my heart💜 and Smile ☺” says Sharan Mahagonkar
Sharan is a very happy barefoot/minimalist runner carrying around the Indian Flag with a lot of pride whenever he runs. He is always seen to be happy and smiling. He ran the 1st edition of the #ootyultra and is a true #ultramalaivasi now. We caught up with him recently
Q: Why do you carry the Indian flag?
Sharan: My nation is my pride. When we walk about our homes we are just Indians and nothing more. “No specific caste or creed”. To spread such a message nothing better than carrying our national flag 🇮🇳 wherever I go running. Our National flag is not just something that portrays patriotism. It is an emblem of courage, a zeal in a passionate citizen. Our National flag keeps me motivated whenever my bare feet hitting the ground passionately every time I carry it while it flutters high in the air 🇮🇳🇮🇳
Q. The secret behind your happiness/smile?
Sharan: I believe in “more u smile less u worry”. So smile is the simplest form of bonding and it can create a vibe of happiness, joy, and wellbeing, I am happy while I run because this is what I really love to do. This is what I am meant to do.
Q. Who is Sharan?
Ans: I’m a barefoot Indian🇮🇳 Flag runner works with Ocwen Financial Services Pvt Ltd.,
I’ve completed the following event,s
- Ladakh half marathon 2018 — 2hrs: 28mins with Indian 🇮🇳 Flag & Barefoot & only Barefoot Bangalore Runner.
- Full marathon: SPBM 5:13 hrs.
- Hyderabad Half marathon personal best 2:18: hrs, with Indian 🇮🇳 Flag (20 official half Marathon of this year)
- Ooty Ultra 30k
- Hennur Bamboo Forest 30k
- Chennai Marathon
- DRHM: 2hrs 20mins with Indian Flag & Barefoot.
Q. How was your OOTYULTRA experience?
A well-organized event where even the smallest things were taken care during the course, The aid-stations were well stocked and supported by volunteers. Every runner was given personal care. The strict cut off time was the motivation for me to finish and earn the beautifully customized Medal 🏅with my name personally laser cut in it.
This is the best Ultra Run for 2018 that I had participated & I would love to go every year for this wonderful event and I had enjoyed every moment of the Run.
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