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Post by suresh » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:36 am

Dinesh (bujilover) and Gautam (gbelday) have got entries into the 2018 Chicago Marathon. So we are going to have two representatives next year as well. Dinesh is a talented runner and should easily go under 4h (3:45 or better is my guess).



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Post by bujilover » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:47 am

Thanks, Suresh. I am not sure about talent but I sure can run :D I also have the Wisconsin marathon coming up in the Spring (only registered for this in order to stay active during the snowy winter here in Chicago :oops: )

It will be fun to meet and run with Gautam next year. :D



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Post by gbelday » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:28 pm

Dinesh promised to carry me for the last few miles. That's the only reason that I signed up :)

Suresh, your training regimen and your FB posts have been a great source of inspiration. I am hoping to train really hard for this one. There may not be a next time. I want to go under 5 this time.



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Post by suresh » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:59 am

Best of luck to Dinesh and Gautam who will be running at the Chicago Marathon this weekend.



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Post by bujilover » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:47 pm

Thanks, Suresh!
Gautam is not running this year, decided to pull out as he couldn’t train the summer. I trained barely for like a week, but let’s see how it goes :kookoo:



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Post by Varma » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Good luck, Dinesh!

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Post by suresh » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:51 am

Happy new year. I am running my second full marathon at the IDBI New Delhi Marathon on Feb 24, 2019. I am targeting a time of 3:55. For a person of extremely limited talent like me, this involves 18 weeks of training (I'm currently in week 11). I am raising funds for V-Excel Educational Trust for the third year in a row -- an NGO that enables differently abled children and young adults to live a life as close to normal. I don't have any monetary goals but I'd like to have at least 100 donors. You can help me out by donating here:

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For those in the US and India, you will be able to get a tax break for your contributions. Do send me an email after you make your contribution so that I can maintain a rough tally of the number of donors. If you have any issues while donating, do let me know and I will try to fix them.



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Post by suresh » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:48 am

For completeness, I ran the Delhi Marathon last weekend and finished in 3:54:42, 18 seconds faster than the target. Thanks to all of you who contributed to my cause. You are welcome to contribute as I am yet to close the site.



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Post by jaydeep » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:29 pm

Congrats Suresh for achieving your target of below 3:55 in the full marathon ... :notworthy:



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Post by Dinesh » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:51 pm

Congratulations, Suresh. Good to see all your hard work in training paying off. You're always a huge inspiration to me :notworthy:



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Post by gbelday » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:07 pm

Congrats Suresh. You are such an inspriration!



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