The run machine

Wednesday, 10 Feb, 1.24 pm

Running a marathon requires immense stamina and willpower — the strength required to do 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days can only be imagined. Hyderabad-based Soma Jagan Mohan Reddy has achieved this tremendous feat.

Jagan, who participated in the recently-concluded 10 in 10 Telangana Runs, completed a 42-km marathon each day in record time, and ended up topping the table of participants, covering 422 kms in 35 hours 34 minutes, averaging 3 hours 33 minutes 4 seconds for each marathon.

Elaborating on his passion for running, Jagan, who heads the Physiotherapy Department at Care Hospitals, Nampally, says, 'My earliest experience of running was at school when I was in Class 12. In 1998, I represented my college, Rajiv Gandhi Health University, Bangalore, at a university meet where I participated in 400, 800, and 5 km runs and won three gold medals.'