With the sixth edition of The Wipro Chennai Marathon soon approaching, differently-abled participants tell us why they love running at this all-inclusive event.
“It’s a proud moment for us when we compete with able-bodied marathoners. Sometimes they stop, and we continue and complete the marathon. It’s our way of telling the world not to look at us with sympathy because we are just as capable,” says Shailesh Kumar, India’s fastest wheelchair half marathon runner, a title he received after the Kota Marathon in September earlier this year. He completed 21 km (half marathon) in 1 hour 45 minutes.
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