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28 marathons & counting: This HR recruiter hasn’t eaten a burger in months

A Delhi-based HR professional, Adil Nargolwala, made it to the Limca Book of Records when he completed 39 long-distance running events in a year. He is now aiming to become the sixth Indian in the world to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

health and fitness Updated: Feb 05, 2017 13:10 IST
Henna Rakheja
Adil Nargolwala made it to the Limca Book of Records when he completed 39 long-distance running events in a year.
Adil Nargolwala made it to the Limca Book of Records when he completed 39 long-distance running events in a year.

When you meet this 47-year-old human resource professional from Delhi, his fitness will inspire you to make new goals for your health. Having made it to the Limca Book of Records, Adil S Nargolwala now aims to be the sixth Indian in the world to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors — the six major marathons across the world. “My Limca Book of Records came when I completed 39 long distance running events, between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 — the calendar that is followed by the record book,” says Adil.

From recruiting people to running marathons, his life has been a self-discovery. “In 2009, I read about a marathon, while working in Pune. Though I didn’t participate in that marathon, I did take part in the half marathon in Mumbai and since then I haven’t stopped,” he adds.

To be able to run for so many hours, one has to be fit. It has been months since I ate a burger. One has to make a lot of sacrifices but in turn it makes your life disciplined.

As a college-goer, Adil used to indulge in motor sports. “But, as I got involved in my professional life, I became a couch potato. Once I started participating in marathons, my entire lifestyle changed. To be able to run for so many hours, one has to be fit. It has been months since I ate a burger. One has to make a lot of sacrifices but it makes one’s life disciplined. Also, running gives me 4-5 hours to think. When I run, I think about a lot of things,” says Adil, who is a self-trained marathon-runner.

Until last week, he had completed 28 marathons including the Abbott World Marathon Majors in New York, Chicago, London and Berlin. He says, “My registration for the marathons in the rest of the two cities, that is, Boston and Tokyo has also been accepted. Once I complete all six cities, I will be one among the only six Indians in the world to have done so.”

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