This Man Has Decided To Get India Olympic Medals. His Story Is Plain Inspiring



The Problem

Every 4 years,as a nation, we come together to support our athletes at the Olympics. In recent times, we have all celebrated the glory brought to India by the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Vijendra Singh and Saina Nehwal. But while we take pride in these victories, do you believe this is India’s true potential? Do you honestly believe that the second largest population in the world has won ZERO Olympic medals in Track and Field events?!

Is it a problem with our talent? Clearly Not. Is it a problem with the training methods? Yes. Do athletes start training at the right age? NO. Is this India's true potential? NO. 

 

Meet Karan Singh- One of India's elite middle-distance runners, who, after having torn all ligaments in both his knees,still persevered and went on to become a professional runner in the United States.
 
 
 
 
After running in TrackTown, USA, where every professional runner dreams of running, Karan realised that his calling was to coach young Indian kids and provide them with world-class training facilities to bag the Olympic medals that have eluded us. 
 
The Solution
 
He came back to India and started the Indian Track Club– India's first professional running club, which scouts young kids from all walks of life and trains them to become professional runners. 
 
 
 
 
 
The Inspiring Initiative 
 
Recently, Karan and his team went to Chiraigaon, a small village off of Varanasi to scout underprivileged kids. He selected 4 boys and 1 girl who have been brought to Delhi (all expense paid) and will be trained in the coming years, along with the other kids Karan coaches, to make India proud on the big stage. 
 
 
 
 
 
Hats off to Karan Singh and his team at the Indian Track Club for this remarkable initiative. It takes a lot to devote one's life to others and for the prestige of the country. While Indian Track Club focuses on scouting and training the next Olympian, you may also be interested in connecting to other like-minded individuals for running and fitness related discussions. For this, check out the recently started community called Forever Fit on Facebook. 




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