He came, he ran and he conquered… the toughest ultra marathon in the world!

The start – 5.40 am!

 

Earlier this year, we told you about Piyush Gudka, 56 years old this year, and attempting the 56 mile Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa to raise money for One Cause and Fit4Nothing. This ultra marathon has been called the biggest ultra-marathon in the world, billed as the ultimate human race and is so incredibly, incredibly tough.

On 3rd June, at 5.40 am in Pietermaritzburg, Piyush started the race and in the afternoon, after 8 hrs and 54 minutes, and in a warm and humid Durban, Piyush had completed one of the toughest endurance events in the world. Can you imagine running for almost 9 hours?!

The finish!

At completion of the race, he was asked where he got his inspiration from, he replied using one of Gandhi’s famous quotes:

“I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of doubt that any  man or woman can achieve what I have if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith”

What an amazing achievement…. we at One Cause are completely in awe and admiration of this man!

So… anyone want to attempt a 56 mile / 89 km race next year for One Cause? :-)

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