80-year-old woman runs Mumbai marathon in saree and sneakers, Sets Fitness Goals
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Several motivational and inspirational videos are out on social media which lays emphasis on fitness and why it is important. From children to senior citizens, everyone is focusing on health as ‘health is wealth.’
The 18th edition of the iconic Tata Mumbai Marathon, which was held on Sunday, saw the participation of over 55,000 people. Mumbaikars from all walks of life ran together for various social causes. Not just young people, children, specially-abled and senior citizens also actively participated in the marathon. One such participant who stole the show was an 80-year-old woman who surprised everyone by running in the marathon.
Her granddaughter, Dimple Mehta Fernandes, shared a video of her participating in the marathon. In the video you can see the 80-year-old woman, who has been identified as Bharti, comfortably walking and running in saree and sneakers, along with the other participants. She can be seen holding the Indian Tricolour in her hands. She clocked 4.2 km in 51 minutes.
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“So inspired by the sheer will and grit of my 80-year-old Nani who ran the TATA Marathon this Sunday,” her granddaughter shared the video with this caption
Inspiring, isn’t it? This video was shared one day ago. Since being uploaded, it has been liked by 286 people and has had several reactions too.
One person in the Instagram comments section wrote, “Wow, what an inspiring sweetheart she is!” A second person said, “Congrats Nani. Great going. Keep it up. ” A third person wrote, “Inspiration for the young generation. ” “So inspiring and happy to see her run. Age is just a number!!” said a fourth.