Life runs fast. But our young champion of today’s blog post runs fast not only in his life but also in his career. He is a very young boy who has run hundreds of marathons. Doesn’t it sound astonishing?
Sharvesh, a nine-year-old boy in class four, started running at the tender age of three. He was energized by Usain Bolt, who he watched on television, and put forth his First Step to make running his career.
His father stood as a pillar of support to him by helping in his fitness and encouraging him. His mother helps him score well in his academics. Hence, he proudly proclaims that they are the great influencers behind his success.
His school has been so supportive of him that the school ground has been left free for him to run at any time. His teachers have also been motivating him not only in academics but also in sports. Professionally, he aims to become an IAS officer because of his interest in General Knowledge.
As we all know, age is just a number. Our little champ runs in marathons with all age groups, which makes him stronger both physically and mentally. He practices at least two hours per day, running approximately four kilometers per day. He has run marathons with IPS officer, Shri Narendra Babu, who is the young runner’s inspiration. He ensures that he doesn’t miss even one marathon of Sharvesh’s.
Sharvesh’s shelf dazzles with seventeen awards. I was taken aback when he talked about the glory of his achievements.
Of course, due to the pandemic, his career has been held back. But in order not to lose his thirst, he practices at home with more equipment. After the relaxation of the lockdown, he resumed his running career.
He proclaims that he wants to run over 100 kilometers in one stroke. Sharvesh hasn’t yet given up a single marathon. In fact, he doesn’t even drink water while running the marathon. To date, he has run over 4000 kilometers.
The young prodigy has been receiving awards from the very young age of six. To date, he has received three world records and four national records. They include a Global Achiever Award from Delhi and an international award from Malaysia. Moreover, his shelf is adorned by 180 medals and twelve cash prizes.
Lastly, he concludes that to achieve something in life, age is not a factor. Belief, hard work, and concentration are the key to success in any field. If a nine-year boy can achieve something majestic in his life, why can’t we? Think about it.
Interviewed by: Hasini Lakshminarayanan
Written by: Abhinav A
Edited by : Akshath Jaganmohan