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Would you ever 'Dare To Run' a marathon?

Amit Sheth, never thought that he could run a Marathon. His book Dare To Run throws light about how he accomplished his dream to run a full marathon.



Amit Sheth started to exercise for the
first time in his life at the age of 38, after deciding to run the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in the year 2006.  Undeterred by a disastrous first marathon, (he finished the race after everybody had long gone home) he continued to run and train and was soon accompanied by his wife Neepa.  In 2009, Amit became the First Indian National to attempt the 89 km Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa. 

He has been subsequently appointed an International Ambassador by the Comrades Marathon Association. In the year 2010, Amit and Neepa, became the first Indian couple to finish the grueling 89 km race. The duo have run marathons in France, Ireland, Italy and Czech Republic besides three Ultra Marathons in Africa.  Dare to run is the inspiring story of Amit and Neepa Sheth, a husband-wife duo who took up running as a sport in their late 30s.  In a collection of essays written over five years, Amit, a self acclaimed couch potato takes us long with him on an incredible journey of determination, discovery, courage, self-awareness and self-belief. 

He takes us with him from his first, almost fatal, 200 meter jog on a beach in Mumbai, to the finish line of The Ultimate Human Race: the 89 km Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa.  Along the way, Amit uses a combination of poetry, philosophy and scriptures to explain his unique perspective on life, religion, spirituality and running. This is a book not just about running but about the need to relentlessly follow your dreams and passions, no matter what they may be. 

It is a book which encourages you to be the best you can be in all walks of life while at the same time maintaining a certain sense of balance and appreciation for the beauty of existence.  It encourages you to enjoy the gift of life to its fullest.
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Book: Dare To Run
Author:
Amit Sheth
Publisher:
Ameya Prakashan
Price:
185/-



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