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Sadiq Khan: Stick with it


“There is a calmness and focus running brings, and it’s not just beneficial for physical health, but mental health too. Stick with it and it can change your life.” – Sadiq Khan, runner and mayor of London.

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Robert Pirsig: Equilibrium


“If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in a equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.” – Robert Pirsig, author and philosopher.

Florence Griffith Joyner and John Hanc: Running


“We run because it makes us feel like winners, no matter how slow or how fast we go.”

—Florence Griffith Joyner and John Hanc, Running for Dummies. 

Sarah Lesko: Aging


“I believe in aging. And aging in a badass way.”
—Sarah Lesko, runner and family doctor.

Bernd Heinrich: Gentle yet wild


“There is nothing quite so gentle, deep, and irrational as our running—and nothing quite so savage, and so wild.”
—Bernd Heinrich, biologist, author and runner.

Dr. George Sheehan: Everyone’s an athlete


“Everyone’s an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.”
—Dr. George Sheehan, physician, author, and runner.

Ashwini Nachappa: Inherent


​”Love for sport is inherent in a child. All we need to do is to nurture it and give it wings. And, for this we need to understand that the mind is not devoid of the body. They work best with each other.” 

—Ashwini Nachappa. 

Ravi Shastri: Just eat Uthappa


“Youngsters watching the IPL might give up on idle or dosa for breakfast. Just eat Uthappa, and you might smash them a long way.” 

—Ravi Shastri. 

Virender Sehwag: Air conditioner


“The husband’s condition at home is like an air-conditioner. How much ever noise outside, inside the house, cool, silent and remote-controlled.”

—Virender Sehwag.

Ashwini Nachappa: Happy by-product


“An Olympic medal is a happy by-product of a purposefully designed programme that begins in school. Starting, therefore, with an objective of winning medals is holding the wrong end of the stick. By thinking about winning medals first, we will never build a system that naturally and continually throws up great athletes.”

—Ashwini Nachappa.

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