Two ultra runners from Uttarakhand to participate in 100 km Asia Oceania Championship
Dehradun , July 29
Major Shashi Mehta and Binay Kumar Sah, both ultra runner from Uttarakhand will be participating in the 100 km Asia Oceania Championship scheduled to be held at Bangalore on July 30, 2023.
Major Shashi Mehta, a NCC officer (42) and a mother of two young children, has been running Ultra Marathon since 2018 . She took up running in her late thirties but made tremendous progress with her hard work, commitment .and determination. She has won many marathon and ultra marathon races held in India.
She has represented India in 24 Hours Ultrarunning Championship. This year she is also representing India in the 100km Asia Oceania championship to be held in Bangalore on July 30. There are three athletes in Indian women team. Major Shashi has also qualified for 24 Hour World championship which will take place in Taiwan in December, 2023. Major Shashi is currently posted at 26 UP Girls BN NCC Saharanpur ( Meerut Group). She was an NCC cadet in her School days and now an NCC Officer. ” NCC has taught me ‘Unity and Discipline’, which has been instrumental in the making of my career as an athlete”, she said.
Binay Kumar Sah has been running since 2015. A corporate employee, he took up running, to break free from lifestyle sickness. In 7 years of running, he has represented India in both 24 hour and 100 km Asia as well as World Championship. Recently Binay was diagnosed with a hole in heart and after recovering from surgery is now fit to run again
Binay Sah, (43), hails from Dwarahat village of Kumoan region of Uttarakhand. Working with Adidas company in Delhi he is blessed with two kids. Having taken to running about 5 years ago, his love for the sport has grown exponentially since then. He has participated in more than 60 official races of various ultra distances , marathons , Half marathons , Duathlons and obstacle runs in India and abroad.
“Over the years running has become an integral part of my life. It has been a constant through all the ups and downs, and it has given me the confidence to chase after my dreams. I believe sport has power to change lives, just like it has changed mine and I want to inspire as many people as I can while I can,” he added.
He has represented India in the 100 Km WC run in Croatia in 2018 and 24 hours WC in France in 2019