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Sudipto Dey: On a run

Ahead of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Sudipto Dey offers an amateur's guide to running

Sudipto Dey 

It has been four years since I began this affair with the running tracks of Delhi Half Marathon. Till then, for a brisk walker and leisure jogger, finishing a marathon was the stuff dreams are made of. Looking back through the eyes of an amateur, anybody who is fairly fit — even those regular brisk walkers — can sign up for a marathon and cross the finish line.  Usually one has the option to choose between various races: 7 km, 10 km, 21 km or the full marathon, 42 km. It makes immense sense for a beginner to kick off running in a 7-km or 10-km race. Depending on ...

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First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 22:29 IST
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