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Chandra Gopalan - Breaking Barriers

Chandra Gopalan - Breaking Barriers

She’s a regular in the Ultra running circuit, a silhouette that can be recognized from a distance to those who are familiar with her. She’s a lone woman in a pack of men who call themselves JLBR. She’s the one who cracks the whip to keep the boys steadfast on back breaking strengthening sessions and she’s also the one to cajole them on tough days. JLBR - Jobless Long Boring Runners, are but anything like their name suggests, none are jobless and none are boring  They take on roads, trails, hills, forests, heat, traffic and anything that is thrown at them during...

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Samira Abraham - Blazing the Tri trail!

Samira Abraham - Blazing the Tri trail!

Dark curls plaited tight, eyes with that focussed “not giving up” expression, muscles ready for action… that’s Samira Abraham for you, at the start of any race. This gritty triathlete has been on a winning streak for awhile now. We caught up with her to talk about things that kindle the competitive fire.   When you see this gentle looking, wand slim girl in civvies (that’s non-working out clothes, for us), you get a feeling that, here is a quiet person who has an infectious laugh, kind eyes and a friendly demeanour.  On the course, though, what you see is a fast-moving person with...

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Archana Sheshagiri - Living Free!

Archana Sheshagiri - Living Free!

Archana Sheshagiri was about to leave for TFN when we connected with her. Tour of Nilgiris (TFN), one of the most challenging and the longest Cycle Tour Event in India that attracts cyclist from across the country and outside too.   What better time to chat with her as she embarked on yet another cycling adventure and listen to her recount her beautiful journey for us, about the thrills of following your heart and passion. We believe that these are the stories that need to be told for all those women out there who are just one doubt away from realizing...

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