sports-india-news

Ashis Roy, 81, clips 20 minutes from his timing

Washington, Aug 12 : India's marathon man Ashis Roy, who has run 115 full marathons, shaved off twenty minutes from has previous timing as he completed his 16th half-marathon in the Whitby Waterfront race in Ontario, Canada.


Clocking a time of 3 hours, 17 minutes and 42 seconds, the 81-year-old cardiologist, the oldest of 200 participants in the race Sunday, clipped twenty minutes from his last run in the San Francisco marathon in June.

Roy, who switched over to half-marathons after a spinal injury in November 2011, said he seems to have fully recovered as he did not use any protective knee caps or spinal support and yet improved his timing.

Lot of people cheered Roy with 100 marathons printed on his tee shirt as he participated in the half marathon race along the picturesque Lake Ontario waterfront on a beautiful balmy day under clear blue skies.

Roy, a resident of Delhi's Chittaranjan Park, who ran his 115th marathon in Mumbai in January, is a retired wing commander of the Indian Air Force.

He took to running marathons at the age of 52 and by 75 he had completed 82 races. He went on to complete his 100th marathon in January 2010.

Roy plans to participate in the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia marathon with his 41-year old daughter on Sep 15.

--IANS (Posted on 12-08-2013)

sports-india-news headlines

Arvind Bhat out of New Zealand Open

Holders Churchill Brothers looking to survive relegation

I-L: Pune FC looking for payback; host East Bengal

Bibek Sardar takes narrow lead at Golmuri Juniors

I-League: Pune FC keen to break jinx against East Bengal

Javia to clash with Boopathy in U-12 tennis meet final

Indian women beat Ireland 2-1

Indian men go down 2-4 to Netherlands

'Sports can empower women'

Shuttler Srikanth rises to World No.16

Pune FC Jersey give fans chance to pick design

Javia rallies to enter U-12 tennis semis

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top