The 6th edition of Bison Ultra 2024 will be held on Sunday, June 9th, 2024. It will feature 60k, 32k, 45k, and 15k distance categories with ITRA points. Registration is open now!

6th Edition

Bison Ultra | 9 Jun, 2024 | SUN
60k | 45k | 32k | 15k


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“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.

Do you want to test yourself? Run the OOTYULTRA

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