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Trained for Great India Run by running 3 marathons a week

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 12 (PTI) National marathon champion in his age group, Denmarks David Bredo says he wants to make an impression in the upcoming The Great India Run despite not dedicating enough time on preparations owing to studies. Bredo said he wants to explore the culture of India. “I ran 154 marathons last year, and was one of the youngest runners in the world to run more than a 100 marathons in a year. This year has been quiet, and Ive only run 56 marathons this year because Im focusing a lot on University,” Bredo said. He added, “I am looking forward to meeting and learning from Arun Bharadwaj, who is a really famous Indian ultra-runner. Im really excited for the run as well as exploring the landscapes and beautiful culture that India is known for,” the 21-year-old said. Bredo started off his running career in order to aid his dream of playing football professionally. But soon after, he realised that its not the football pitch but the track which is his calling. His love for the beautiful game, however, has not abandoned him completely.”Its not that I am not in touch with football, whenever I return home, I do coach youth players in my town. My ambition now, is however, only to run. Training for the two is quite different as well. The only thing common is core strength, but not much more,” said Bredo. The 1480 kms long run has been conceptualised by ProSportify in association with MobieFit, to promote running as a sport in the country. Bredo will be joined by 14 of the best Ultra Marathoners from India and the world which include international champion Arun Bhardwaj, Pia Hansson and Yuri Esperson. The multi-city marathon will also have celebrity athelete Milind Soman and Gul Panag. Ironman Soman will run a special stretch of 570 kms from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa. PTI Cor AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more