Capt Rajesh Wadhwa- Indian Navy’s Pioneer Long Distance Runner

Capt Rajesh Wadhwa- Indian Navy’s Pioneer Long Distance Runner

Capt Rajesh Wadhwa- Indian Navy’s Pioneer Long Distance Runner

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Capt Rajesh Wadhwa is a seasoned runner and one of the pioneers in inspiring legions of runners in the Indian Navy. Capt. Rajesh’s first proper ultramarathon was a run of 80 km near Delhi, part of the 2014 Bhatti Lakes Ultramarathon.In February 2016, he took part and competed the Garhwal Runs, a 76km uphill of a race from Mussoorie to Dhanolti within 10 hours thereby qualifying for the Leh 111 km Ultra Marathon. He was the mastermind in stitching up the team representing Navy at the Leh UltraMarathon 2016 and also successfully completed the 111km race in 19 hrs and 33 min. A role model for all runners in the Navy, he has penned a few lines on his love for running…..

I run Ultras because they have taught me to remain focussed on the big picture always, never to answer the call of petty matters

I run because the circumstances teach me humility….

Be it success or defeat…

Because my inner self only treats them as “ebb and flow” of the cosmos’s infinite energy manifested in me…

Each failure gives me a call to redouble my efforts to bounce back and stand up again …till I am done with….

Each victory makes me bow my head down in a prayer to the almighty

Each “Strident Stride” reminds me that I have many miles to go, on desert trails, beaches, hills and mountain roads….

Notwithstanding, whatever be the loads….

Because I shall be a Man of the roads….

Young, Energetic and Enthusiastic; forever, forever, forever…..

Captain Rajesh Wadhwa

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