On a super hot day, The Great India Run ultra-runners reached Jaipur for some much needed rest and recovery after completing a total of 231 km since beginning from Delhi on Sunday.
Day 4 began at 7:55 am with the runners pencilling a first break at half past 10. During that time, the group covered 20km and another 20km post the break. Till 5pm on Day 4, Arun Bhardwaj was going strong with 60 km ran and counting, Sunil Sharma kept him company by covering 50 kms, while Sidharth Choudhary and Dhanee Kumar crossed the 40 km mark for the day easily.
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Kaushal Chauhan, the winner of mobiefit’s #RunForRio contest finished his day at 40 km to nurse a niggling injury in his knee. “Walked 30km today and it was the first time that I walked since I had a pain in knee. I had a target of 40km for today, and I managed to complete that plan,” Kaushal said from Jaipur.
“Weather was hot so it was tough to run today. My knee still has pain but it’s not critical,” Kaushal said when asked whether he would be able to continue at the same pace tomorrow.
After four days of running, the group of 19 reached Jaipur today ahead of the mobiefit 5K scheduled on Friday. And this gives the runners a chance to relax ahead of tomorrow’s exertion. “For the past 3 days, we have been so tired that we would come back to the hotel and just sleep. But today we have a little more time and it will be nice interacting with all the runners again.”
So what’s the plan for tomorrow? Kaushal says he’s targeting a 70km day tomorrow but that the final target would be decided by the group. “We all decide,” he said.