Milind Soman also known as the ‘Iron Man of India’ has been the poster boy for marathon runnings in the country. He participated in The Great India Run – a two-week long marathon where he is running from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. He is supposed to end his run and reach Mumbai today (August 4). Not that the Iron Man needs any more motivation to continue running, but he did have some inspiring company alongside himself. His 76-year old mother, Usha Soman, neatly dressed in a blue sari decided to run for a bit on the final leg of her son’s marathon and that too barefoot!
Milind Soman himself has become a poster boy of marathon running and fitness in India. He organises the Pinkathon, a running event that raises awareness on breast cancer, and has been a huge supporter of women empowerment and fitness for quite a while. According to reports, he is working on developing a lightweight running sari for women, and it’s not suprising to see where he may have got the idea from. Watch the video here:
A couple years back, Usha reportedly walked 100km in less than 48 hours for the Mumbai Oxfam Trailwalker, and that too without any assistance or medical help. Well, if this video doesn’t inspire you to stay fit, then nothing else can!