"There are two things that I love the most about running. The first is the feeling of accomplishment and pride when I run a distance I’ve never reached before, or PR in a race. It is a beautiful thing to discover that your body is capable of doing things that you once thought were impossible. The second thing I love about running is the amazing community it has brought into my life. I now have multiple running partners, and my long runs with them turn into amazing, in-depth conversations that bring us even closer together."
- Sammi G., 23
Via Runner's World
"I had a dream of being a world recognised runner. That dream is coming true. When I hold Nepal's flag up high as I cross the finish line, that is my proudest moment."
“I’d rather go along knowing that at least I gave it a shot…yes there are physical limitations, there are physical obstacles and challenges if you want to do something bad enough, you will find a way to do it. it doesn’t matter if you are disabled, differently abled, or able-bodied - everybody, anybody. If you want something bad enough and you are willing to put in the time, effort and energy and have a don’t quit, never give up attitude. Any thing is possible."
"I wanted to complete an Ironman before I turned 40..."
"Personally, being involved in November Project has challenged me to open up, to take more risks and that payoff has been enormous! It is through the NP community that I met my Blitz community, my Lulu/Run Collective/RCR Runners community. It is through this community that I have made new friends, challenged my physical limits, and been privileged to share in people’s goals and achievements."
Madhu is not just about completing the challenge [swimming the Straits of Magellan starting in January 2015] – it is about building teams that can work together to push the barriers of human achievements, it’s about building friendships, communities and memories that last forever - It's Not About The Swimming.
Madhu is currently training to become the 22nd person to successfully swim across the Straits of Magellan in January 2015. More people have been to outer space than to have swum across the Straits of Magellan! This crossing is rarely completed due to unpredictable fierce winds, sea conditions and extreme cold-water temperatures (sub 5°C). The strait is famous for having brought down some monster ships in the history.
"What I want to say to others is: run for sport, run for health, run for a cause, run for fun, run alone, or run in a crowd. Running is personal and can be shared at the same time. When we run, it doesn't matter how much money we have in the bank or what car we drive. When we run, our age, gender, race and sexual orientation do not matter. When we run, we are all the same."
"I'm keeping the dream alive. I try to stay in top shape and stay disciplined and healthy. That's important for everyone -- even Usain Bolt."
"The thing I like most about playing sledge hockey is being able to play a sport like my big brother."