|While growing up in the hilly climes of Dwarahat in Uttarakhand, Binay Sah indulged in the odd game of cricket or football for fun. Even when he signed up for his first Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 2011, it was mostly to spend time with his friends and enjoy the freebies at the end of the run. Before he realised it, he had settled into an unhealthy routine around his day job.
|All that changed one day when his baby, quite unintentionally, had him realise his flabby paunch. It was enough reason for him to set out on his running journey, while hoping to set a good example for his kids. After getting the feel of a few half marathons, Sah ran the Tuffman Shimla Ultra Mashobra and followed it up with two 50km races in 2016. He soon realised that endurance was his calling and started chasing new targets with each race.
Since starting out in 2015, he has run over 60 races across various distances, including ultra marathons and obstacle runs. He has also represented India on two occasions at the IAU 100km World Championships in Croatia and the 24-hour World Championships in France, and firmly believes that running has the power to change lives, just like it has for him.