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  • Writer's pictureSukrit Gupta

Sexiest Indian Runners – 2017

Running has gathered a lot of feet in India. In a short span of time it has tied in various people from varied walks of life, to its lure.

Here’s rounding up the bold and beautiful of the running world, that made 2017 a tad sweatier and a lot more sexier. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”1. Shibani Gharat” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3405″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

Always on the run, journalist, storyteller and runner, Shibani Gharat always has her back pack packed and camera fully charged.

Shibani has been a finisher at the 72km Khardungla Challenge in Ladakh, and is also a Taekwondo practitioner.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3438″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/shibanigharat/”][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Abhijeet Singh” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3406″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

An adventure photographer, acro yogi, climber and runner, Abhijeet is a Salomon India and Simond athlete.

A forerunner in ways more than one, Abhijeet is also an engineer and an alumnus of the prestigious MICA, Ahmedabad. 

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3463″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/abhijeet_sing/”][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Anupriya Kapur” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3481″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

A successful blogger, model, single parent and runner, Anupriya Kapur is an inspiration for countless Indian women.

Caught up in the abyss of suicidal thoughts born out of postpartum depression, Anupriya found her cure in running. She now writes about her life journey ever since, on MOM ON THE RUN.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3441″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/anupriyakapur/”][vc_custom_heading text=”4. Amit Mehta” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3443″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

This ultra runner from Bombay is driving the running scene in India like no one else. A fitness devotee, Amit is the flagbearer of sustainability and veganism.

Founder of Unived – India’s premier sport nutrition company, Amit’s strong value system also shows in Unived’s products and business ethics.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3444″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/rrunn/”][vc_custom_heading text=”5. Monica Becerril” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3446″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

Runner and entrepreneur, Monica works alongside her partner Amit, at building India’s premier plant based nutrition company – Unived Sports. 

She is also a regular at ultra running events across India, including the Malnad Ultra, which Unived also supports.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3447″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/monbcril/”][vc_custom_heading text=”6. Ayesha Billimoria” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3448″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

A professional athlete who competed in the nationals for 400m running event, Ayesha is also a model and captain of Adidas Runners Mumbai.

She nurtures an Olympic dream, training for the 10kms category currently.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3449″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/fitgirl.india/”][vc_custom_heading text=”7. Kieren D’souza” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3450″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text] 

India’s ace ultra runner Kieren D’souza is part of the Indian ultrarunning squad. A professional running athlete, Kieren has races as the UTMB CCC, Spartathlon and LaUltra under his belt.

Kieren currently resides in Nasogi, Manali. Training at altitude for elite ultra races held around the globe. He is supported by Volini, Azani, Unived Sports and Suunto. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3451″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/kierendsouza/”][vc_custom_heading text=”8. Chetan Sehgal” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3454″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

Most people in the running scene are well acquainted with the ‘Cruelest ultramarathon on the planet’ – La Ultra, The High. But only a select few know who runs it. Chetan Sehgal a runner himself, manages the event which has earned La Ultra its exalted rank among the running elites.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3455″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/laultra333/”][vc_custom_heading text=”9. Nivedita Samanta” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ea0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none”][vc_single_image image=”3456″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”zoom”][vc_column_text]

An Adidas Athlete/Ambassador and running coach, Nivedita also mother’s an adorable Beagle pup Po.

Through her running Nivedita also raises awareness about HIV and Orphans. And supports The Naz Foundation.

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