“Running is my Passion, I run every race with my heart💜 and Smile ☺,” says Sharan Mahagonkar
Sharan is a pleased 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. We are just Indians and nothing more when we walk about our homes. “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 hit 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 can create a vibe of happiness, joy, and well-being; I am happy while I run because this is what I love to do, and this is what I am meant to do.
Q. Who is Sharan?
Ans: I’m a barefoot Indian Flag runner who works with Ocwen Financial Services Pvt Ltd.,
I’ve completed the following event,s
- Ladakh half marathon 2018 in 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 most minor things were taken care of during the course; the aid stations were well-stocked and supported by volunteers. Every runner was given personal care. The strict cut-off time motivated me to finish and earn the beautifully customized Medal 🏅with my name personally laser cut.
OOTYULTRA is the best Ultra Run for 2018 in that I have participated & I would love to go for this beautiful event every year. I enjoyed every moment of the Run.
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