Thursday, January 22, 2009

Super Veteran



Dr. Ashis Roy (born June 1, 1932) is an Indian Marathoner who ran his first Marathon at the age of 52, and now at the age of 76 has completed over 86 Marathons in 21 countries!
Dr. (Wing Commander) Ashis Roy served in the Indian Air Force for 21 years and after retirement settled in New Delhi in 1978 as a Practicing Physician Cardiologist. At the age of 50 years Dr. Roy took up jogging and running to maintain good health.

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16 comments:

  1. Another great photo! I almost feel like I've been a part of the race -- I use to run, but not to compete -- just to run.

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  2. je suis en admiration devant ce vétéran, il va au delà de la douleur. belle photo de ce vétéran.

    I have great admiration for the veteran, it goes beyond the pain. beautiful picture of this veteran.

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  3. At the age of 76 has completed over 86 Marathons in 21 countries! wow ! incredible...In between I loved that banner clean Mumbai, Green Mumbai...

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  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful fact and this pic !!

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  5. Interesting portrait of the doctor..he must be quite a guy.

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  6. Good on him. OK now I have to go and do 2 hrs of yoga to make myself feel better about being so much younger but much less fit than him!

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  7. Puts me to shame. I would be still cycling if we had not gone to live on the island but my bike laquishes in the attic.

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  8. What an inspiration! I like the banner too!

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  9. This reminds me of the story of Pat Morita, star of the "Karate Kid" movies who didn't take up karate until well into his 50's.

    Dr. Roy is a reminder that advancing age is not an excuse to become static!

    Great post!

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  10. Wow. He shames me with his determination to be fit! Look at him go!

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  11. Incredibe story. Nice shot, too.

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  12. GO! Doctor!
    Nice; Aloha & Namaste

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  13. Amazing, good for him!!! Kudos do all who reach athletic benchmarks at any age.

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  14. I wish I could run at least 10 km some day!

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  15. Amazing, good for him!!! Kudos do all who reach athletic benchmarks at any age.

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