Monthly Archive: January 2016

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Holistic approach needed for sports education: Rahul Verghese

Naitik Carvalho’s situation is common and illustrates several issues that need to be looked at in our schools concerning sportsperson: * The hardware and the software of facilities. * The engagement of the broader ecosystem of concerned parties. * The quality of education of trainers, coaches and students in the...

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Australian Open – One Slam Wonders

Watching unseeded Johanna Konta of Great Britain book a final four berth at women’s singles this year at Australian open brought back memories of similar surprise finalists/semi-finalists at the Open. Somehow Australian Open has thrown more than its share of surprises over the years. Many of them never replicated their...

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Ahmednagar Marathon – 7th Feb 2016

About Maximus Nagar Rising Marathon 2016 This will be the second edition of the marathon. The route is expected to be very scenic but deceptively challenging with rolling hills all the way. The total inclination is almost 900 meters closely matching Satara Hill Marathon.. Start / Finish point will be...

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Jitendra – SCMM 2016 – A Work in Progress

Aug30, 2015 – The Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Hyderabad half marathon, aim was to finish strong. Previous year 2014, Hyderabad  weather was too hot, was expecting the same, but it turned to be better than previous year. This year, I did start and end and all my splits/kms  at 6:30 min...

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How Anupam overcame personal tragedy and ran the SCMM

I started running during PUNE RUNNING‘s LSoM events followed by Pune Triathlon and Ruggedian. Some good practice sessions followed and it gave me the confidence to consider doing my first full marathon at SCMM 2016. The first challenge was to get a qualification certificate. I missed  the Bharat FC run...

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10 greatest battles at Melbourne Park, Australian Open

We are through the first week at the first slam of the year and as a loyal tennis fan I thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and remember a few epic second week battles from men’s singles over the years. The result is these 10...

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Suyog Panse at SCMM 2016 – An experience to cherish!

Pre-Race Scenario Until end of November 2015, I was not aware whether I will run in SCMM on 17th Jan 2016even though I had registered way back in Aug 2015. My registration was confirmed only in early December. I had only 6 weeks to prepare for my first SCMM half Marathon....

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Vivek Salvi’s SCMM – Joy and Lessons

SCMM Pre-Race Day, or Expo Day as it is called was an exciting one. Like all my fellow runners, on 16th  Jan I was very anxious and emotional at the Expo for SCMM 2016. I met Nikhil Shah and Priti Arwade, two of the biggest stars of Pune Running at the...

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Deepak Upadhye’s SCMM story – Dare to Dream and Achieve

Deepak Upadhye‘s fascinating SCMM story viewed through the eyes of his wife, Mitali Upadhye…  Deepak has always been a perfectionist. He needs to do things in perfect order and regime. His training for the SCMM half marathon was no different. A very strict and meticulous schedule saw him progressing nicely in...

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The Italian Job – Federica Freni on how she conquered SCMM

I ventured into this world of running, always thinking that maybe starting running after 50 years was a bit eccentric. Since the two years I started training in Pune University campus. I was immediately impressed by the enthusiastic group of runners who train here regularly. In October 2015 I took...