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In heart-break, India’s marathoner falls short of target by just 36 kms - was running 10,000 kilometres in 100 days (video)

Samir Singh aka ‘The Faith Runner’ just fell short of his goal of running 10,000 kilometres, about a quarter of the Earth’s circumference, in 100 days when illness struck him recently.   He made headlines when he set on this tedious quest on April 29. The most agonising part is that he fell short by only 36 kilometres. He was even compared to the famous Hollywood character ‘Forest Gump’ who set off on a similar quest. Samir had decided to run 100 kilometres every day for 100 days straight.

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

Samir Singh aka ‘The Faith Runner’ just fell short of his goal of running 10,000 kilometres, about a quarter of the Earth’s circumference, in 100 days when illness struck him recently. 

He made headlines when he set on this tedious quest on April 29. The most agonising part is that he fell short by only 36 kilometres. He was even compared to the famous Hollywood character ‘Forest Gump’ who set off on a similar quest. Samir had decided to run 100 kilometres every day for 100 days straight.

His determination did not waver even during the heavy rains and he kept running between the Mumbai slums and business districts to achieve his goal. He was using only 190 rupees every day for survival and used clothes and equipment donated by the public, reports NDTV.

He had started suffering from gastro-intestinal infections, contracted viral fever and was covered in blisters. He had to cover 150 kilometres on the last day after falling behind due to his illness and finally fell of fatigue and exhaustion after covering 114 kilometres.  He even lost 16 kilograms during the amazing feat. 

Even after suffering so much he covered about 9,964.19 kilometres which is an achievement in itself. His determination is laudable and people showed their support by joining him daily for small stretches of the run.   

Faith Runner falls short by 36 kms (video)

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