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'Faith Runner' misses out on 10,000km goal


Posted on Monday, 7 August, 2017 | Comment icon 4 comments

Singh ran a distance equivalent to one quarter of the Earth's circumference. Image Credit: Jonathan Steffen
Samir Singh collapsed from exhaustion a tantalizing 36km from achieving his goal of 10,000km in 100 days.
The ultra marathon runner had been on course to achieve the impossible having spent the last three months running 100km a day, every day, between Mumbai's slums and business district.

Sadly though, the heat and intense physical exertion of his ordeal eventually took their toll and he collapsed from exhaustion on the final day only 36km from the finishing line.

During the run he was joined numerous times by his supporters and was provided with donations of clothes, shoes and equipment to help keep him going through pain, infection and monsoon weather.

His incredible journey caught the attention of a documentary crew who dubbed him 'Faith Runner'.

Despite failing to reach his goal however he is determined not to give up and is now planning to attempt the even more ambitious goal of running 40,000km.

"I am happy so many people are invested in my story right now," he said.


Source: Sky News | Comments (4)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by highdesert50 on 7 August, 2017, 19:35
Faith Runner is indeed a most befitting title. Faith embracing persistence, belief, and subsequent attitude; he certainly met his goal of ... I wanted to show the endurance limit of human spirit.
Comment icon #2 Posted by BeastieRunner on 7 August, 2017, 22:03
I'm a long distance runner and sheesh ... that doesn't seem healthy!
Comment icon #3 Posted by ROGER on 7 August, 2017, 22:31
I would rather take a motorcycle .
Comment icon #4 Posted by AnchorSteam on 7 August, 2017, 23:37
Well, at long last, we know exactly how far Faith will get you; 9,964 Km. Bravo! How much longer will I have to wait before i find out how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Honestly, 62 miles a day, 100 times in a row? No... no way, that is just too damn much, I can't believe he made it as far as he did and stayed alive. Kid's - don't do this at home!


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