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The Journey Continues for Marathon Maniac Proud to be BITSian Bhasker Sharma

03-17-2009 10:13 PM CET | Sports

Press release from: BITS Pilani Rajasthan

Proud to be BITSian Bhasker Sharma Marathon Maniac

Proud to be BITSian Bhasker Sharma Marathon Maniac

Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon Training Motto “Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not and when you race him, he will win” has undoubtedly inspired a whole generation of runners across the globe.

Marathon maniac Bhasker Sharma for whom distance running is a mission with passion firmly believes that there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond reach.

This Techie is an IT professional from Bangalore who is very passionate about evangelizing running. He has been running for over 25 years now and took to running beyond 10 Kms in 2002 and got addicted to distance running after completing his first Full Marathon in January 2003 at Chennai. He has been playing a stellar role in Runners For Life - RFL a movement to popularize distance running in Bangalore.

In year 2005 he participated in NJ Marathon (Long Branch) which was his first outside the country. Year 2006, he took the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, NJ Marathon and Times of India Bangalore International Marathon. Year 2007 he went on to complete the Standard Chartered Mumbai, Flora London, Bangalore Midnight, SunTrust Richmond and the First Bangalore Ultra.

Starting year 2008 with the Mumbai marathon he went on to Hyderabad Half and Full Marathon, RFL Kanakpura Road Run, Kaveri Trail, Bangalore Ultra and RFL Ballandur Run. Year 2009 has already put the Mumbai and Auroville marathons into his achievements and he is all set to take part in the SunTrust National Marathon in Washington DC on 21st March. This is the 3rd edition of this marathon and the run is mostly through central Washington that is full of monuments as well as landmarks. The entry is restricted to a maximum of 3000 full marathon runners with additional stipulation of qualifying time of 5 hours.

If you are still wondering who this maniac is, he is none other than Proud to be BITSian Bhasker Sharma who was a student of B.E. (Hons) EEE during 1974 - 1979 at Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani which is one among the top ranking universities in India today and was recently reaccredited by NAAC with “A” Grade and a CGPA of 3.71 out of 4. Currently apart from Pilani, BITS has campuses at Dubai, Goa and Hyderabad also.

Bhasker’s goals include running the original historical course at the Athens Marathon and qualify for Boston Marathon by 2014. For men in the age group of 55 -59, Boston marathon requires a qualifying time of just 3 hours and 45 minutes. Bhasker who is in his early 50s who has completed 18 marathons so far is keen to reach 60 marathons by the age of 60.

Bhasker draws his inspiration from Emil Zatopek quote "If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon." While alumni of most institutions prefer to live in the glory of their alma mater, Bhasker who graduated from BITS Pilani prefers to add glory to his alma mater and remain a torch bearer for Brand BITS.

Marathon maniac Bhasker Sharma Email is indeed a dreamer performer achiever and the alumni of BITS Pilani from Australia to America take pride in congratulating and wishing him to conquer many more tracks in the years to come.

About BITS: Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani is a Deemed University established under section 3 of the UGC Act. 1956 under notification no. F.12-23/63.U-2 dated 18th June, 1964.

Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Vice President BITS Alumni Association
BITS Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Phone 91-1596-242210
Fax 91-1596-244183

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