“I ran 154 marathons last year, and was one of the youngest runners in the world to run more than a 100 marathons in a year. This year has been quiet, and I’ve only run 56 marathons this year because I’m focusing a lot on University,” says 21 years old David Bredo from Copenhagen, Denmark. David is an economics student at the Copenhagen Business School.
While most at his age group guys from Denmark aim at career into soccer, David’s footballing fantasy has now transformed into a life on the run. David began his sports career playing football will take part in The Great Indian Run this month- India’s first ever multi-city Marathon which flags off from New Delhi on 17th July and culminates on 6th August 2016 at Mumbai.
This 1480 kms long run has been conceptualized by ProSportify in association with MobieFit and it will pass through Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Celebrity runner Milind Soman will be running a special stretch of 570 kms from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa.
56 marathons under his belt this year, he refers to it as a quiet year, he says,”Its not that I am not in touch with football, whenever I return home, I do coach youth players in my town. My ambition now, is however, only to run. Training for the two are quite different as well. The only thing common is core strength, but not much more.”
On his fitness and training, the Copenhagen Runner says,”I train for a marathon by simply running more marathons. It sounds strange, but when you run two or three marathons a week on a regular basis, you get used to it.”
The Great India Run which aims to boost running as a sport in the country will feature 15 of the best ultra marathoners from India and abroad passing through six states in the country.
The inaugural edition of ‘The Great India Run’ will see athletes Arun Bhardwaj, Siddharth Choudhary, David Bredo, Yuri Esperson, Meenal Kotak, Ranjana Deopa, Sreekanth Reddi, Melanie Delainey, Dinesh Heda, Joginder Chandna, Pia Hansson, Sunil Sharma, Shweta Sharma, Kaushal Chauhan and Dhanee Kumar going the distance.