Michelle Kakade has completed the epic 5970km run along the Golden Quadrilateral in India connecting the 4 major metros Mumbai in the west, Delhi in the north, Kolkata in the East and Chennai in the south. This run was flagged off from the Gateway of India on October 21, 2015 and running about 35 km on average daily, Kakade, known as the Queen of Endurance, completed The Indian Golden Quadrilateral Run in 194 days spread over 167 stages passing through over 56 towns along the way.
Having run the equivalent of running 142 marathons between October 2015 and May 2016, Kakade ended her epic run at Gateway of India, completing the circle.
— Michelle Kakade (@MichelleKakade) January 8, 2016
“This run is dedicated to the millions of women in our country who are battling every day for survival purely on the basis of their gender. I am overwhelmed by the tremendous response I have received throughout in this journey from various people across the country. This is not my journey alone and wouldn’t have been possible without the wholehearted encouragement and support I have received from my husband, children, family, friends, well-wishers, the running fraternity, my crew and team who managed the entire logistics and people at large,” she’s quoted as saying.
Along with Kakade, a string of runners also joined the run at various times. Another endurance runner Raj Vadgama had joined her during the course of this epic journey.
The Golden Quadrilateral Run will soon be followed by the Great India Run, in which runners will travel nearly 1,600km from Delhi to Mumbai in just 16 days! Powered by mobiefit RUN, the GIR will see multiple running events in six cities along the route. For more details on the Great India Run, visit this page.
Images: IGQR | Michelle Kakade