MARATHON MAN OF INDIA - ASHIS ROY
Dr. (Wg. Cdr.) Ashis Roy born in 1932, 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. He ran his 1st Marathon at the age of 52 and by the time he became 83 years old, he has completed 115th Full marathon races, which is a National record for men in India. His achievements in the field of most strenuous sports of running 42.2 Km. marathon, is the rarest example of extraordinary excellence in sports. His achievements are enumerated in the following paragraphs.
Roy’s 115th marathon races include 75 marathons in foreign countries like U.S.A (45 marathons), India (40 marathons), Canada (12 marathons), U.K. (2 marathons), and one each in Greece, Holland, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Pakistan.
Dr. Ashis Roy has written and published himself a book on Running.
The name of the Book is 'Joy of Running'.
The main objective of writing this book is to bring awareness among people about the Physical Fitness and Good Health. Running has been the most popular mass participation sports all over the World during last three decades. Millions of people are running all over the World to maintain good health and enjoy life. The Author himself started running Marathon at the age of 52 years and he is still running after the age of 80 years. He has studied in detail about the benefits of running from his personal experience as a Physician Cardiologist. At the beginning of the book he has described his own experience of running during his student days and then again after a gap of 25 years. He has described in detail each marathon he has run and the pain and pleasure he felt during running his eighty marathons all over the World. This part covers first half of the book. In the second part of the