Running with a smile
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by Anurag   
Monday, 06 February 2012
Auroville Marathon Logo (Photographer: Vimal)The Auroville Marathon (marathon.auroville.com) is held in February each year and this year is the fifth anniversary of the event. This program contains interviews with Chandresh and Balaji, two organizers who make the Marathon possible. While Chandresh talks about how he first had the idea of having a Marathon for Auroville, Balaji goes through the challenges involved in organizing an event that has over two thousand participants from all over the world. The organizers closed the registration on the seventh of January.

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On Sunday, the twelfth of February, early in the morning, all participants will line up at the start line and will challenge their minds and their bodies as they strive to complete a Marathon, one of the most difficult and exhausting challenges even for those who are young, strong and healthy. Completing a Marathon is all about overcoming pain and rising above our limitations. Participants suffer the heat and the cramps with a smile. When they fall, they pick themselves up and they limp and struggle to the finish line. But what is it all for? If you ask them, they will tell you something which will baffle you if you are not a runner. They will tell you that they run for the joy of running! Balaji spoke about the challenges of organizing a Marathon  (Photographer: Anurag) Chandresh spoke about how the Marathon came into being  (Photographer: Anurag)