GOODWILL AMBASSADORS

MS. KAVITHA REDDY

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – PUNE

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Ms. Kavitha Reddy is a well-known runner in the Indian circuit of Marathon running. She is the fastest Indian marathon runner in woman category. She is a home maker, a passionate amateur long distance runner and a mother of two grown up boys 22 and 20 years old.

 

She started running in her late 30's, and it's been eight years since she started running marathons. Kavitha states that she believes running gave her a second life which she proudly cherishes every single day.

 

She is a podium finisher in most of the marathons she takes part in India.

 

She has completed 5 world majors out of 6 till date with the following timings:  Boston – 3 hrs 34 mts , New York – 3 hrs 33 mts, Berlin – 3 hrs 28 mts, London – 3 hrs 23 mts, Chicago – 3 hrs 14 mts.

 

We are most privileged to welcome Ms. Kavitha Reddy as our goodwill Ambassador of Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 for Pune.

MS. ANJALI SARAOGI

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – KOLKATA

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Ms. Anjali Saraogi states running is her passion and started running half marathons since 2015 and now enjoys ultra-running.

 

Her first Ultra race was the Comrades Marathon 2017 held in South Africa, this was a 87km uphill run, from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. She states that she enjoyed the grueling training for this ultra event and cherishes the memory. She managed to make a record for the fastest Indian female ever at the Comrades.

 

She also had the privilege of representing India in the 100k distance, twice, and creating 2 Indian Records for this distance. In 2019, she took part in IAU Asia Oceania 100k Championship,  in Aqaba Jordan with her two more team members and got silver medal for 100K.

Her favorite race is the Garhwal Run which is a 74 km run from Dehradun to Dhanaulti. 

 

Anjali owns and manages a medical diagnostic centre in Kolkata. She believes that running is a gift of health and am extremely grateful to my family for all their support and encouragement.

We are privileged to welcome Ms. Anjali Saraogi as our goodwill Ambassador of Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 for Kolkata

MR. ANUBHAV KARMAKAR

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR –  BENGALURU 

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Mr. Anubhav Karmakar is an endurance athlete and USATF certified coach with a diverse racing & coaching experience in endurance sports like Marathons, Triathlons & Road Cycling.

As an athlete, he has qualified and finished as the top Indian at the Boston Marathon 2019 and New York City Marathon 2019 with a Personal Best time of 02 hrs 38 mins. 

 

His recent podiums include:  

 

Running: Procam Slam (TCS World 10K / Delhi Half  Marathon /  Kolkata 25 K  /  Mumbai Marathon), Tata Mumbai Marathon, Adani Ahmedabad Marathon. IDBI Mumbai Half Marathon, IDBI New Delhi Marathon, IDBI Bengaluru Marathon, Tata Steel Kolkata 25 K.  

 

Cycling: Champions Sportive, Tour of Glory.

An engineer with a master's degree in business, he has served Fortune 500 clients for several years before turning into a coaching professional. 

 

We are privileged to welcome Mr. Anubhav Karmakar as our goodwill Ambassador of Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 for Bengaluru.

MR. SUNIL MENON

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR –  HYDERABAD

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Mr. Sunil Menon, during his IT career became an IRONMAN, a Boston qualifier, an IRONMAN certified coach, race director of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, certified breathing instructor from Buteyko Breathing Center, and still holds the Bangalore Ultra-marathon 75Km record with a timing of 7 hours and 14 minutes.

After 17 years of IT experience, he decided to follow his passion for health and fitness by launching Menon Fitness Systems in  2016 with a mission to influence the right habits for an active lifestyle. He coaches athletes by creating smart training and nutrition plans enabling them to realize their full potential and stay injury-free.

Today Sunil has trainees worldwide that include the United States, UK, Australia, and China, apart from India.

He has recently published a book on nutrition “Fuel your body naturally: Be a long-lasting endurance machine”.  He is a man with a strong value system and he is committed to what he is doing.

We are privileged to welcome Mr. Sunil Menon as our goodwill Ambassador of Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 for Hyderabad.

MR. GAURAW PANT

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – DELHI

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Mr. Gauraw Pant is a well-known and passionate runner who believes running is not just a sport for few years or only for fitness, but it's much bigger than that, running is for health and running is for life.

 

Gauraw started running in 2008 as a daily 30mins easy running, and picked up distance running in 2014 with the 1st half marathon in Delhi followed by several Half marathons, Full marathons, and Ultra marathons over the years and still continuing. Apart from running he likes doing cycling & swimming. His personal best are: Full marathon - 3:38hr, Half marathon - 1:37hr, Longest run - 56km.

 

Being a better version of himself than yesterday is what drives him as he truly believes that there is competition with anyone but with self. 

 

He states “Enjoy all your workouts, embrace failed attempts, don't miss strength trainings & rest days and love the rhythm of running.”

We are privileged to welcome Mr. Gauraw Pant as our goodwill Ambassador of Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 for Delhi.

MR. RAJ VADGAMA

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – MUMBAI

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Mr. Raj Vadgama  is a well-known long distance runner, practices martial art - judo, personal trainer.

 

He had set to run Bharathon 10,000 km run across India by running 6,200 miles across India and completed the same in 165 days in 2014. He has also been a finisher at Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles / 217 km in 44 hours 37 minutes 39 seconds.

 

He has also completed 100 km in World Highest Motorable road, 1st Indian to try it and succeeded. Completed Khardungla at 18380 feet above sea level, completed 12 hours challenge in Navi Mumbai, did 84 km. Completed 220 km Race in Bhati lake Faridabad, winner and took 41 hrs 30 mts.

 

Completed 100 Mile Thar Desert run in 33 hours.  He has completed 1500 km Greenathon run in 30 days, with crossing 5 states, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharastra.

 

He is training and looking forward to completing all toughest races in the world, including Sahara desert, Comrade.

 

Raj motivates by saying that one should step outside the comfort zone and train well to achieve the said desired goals which in turn helps to keep the mind and body strong.

MR. NEVILLE J BILIMORIA

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – CHENNAI

APOLLO D2D DUATHLON 2021

Mr. Neville J Bilimoria gives his best to every activity he takes up while inspiring others to keep healthy and fit. He is a national medal winner in rowing and has taken part in the three national games, a passionate marathon runner, an Ultra cyclist and committed philanthropist.

 

In 2010, he took up running and has completed 67 marathons, the longest distance being 110 Km at Malnad ultra with elevations up to 4700 feet in 22 hrs 33 mins. He has completed 5 world major marathons - Berlin 2018, Tokyo 2019, London 2019, New York 2019 and Boston 2020 Virtual. Neville holds Three National records from Limca Records for covering maximum distance in running and cycling.

 

In 2011, he took up cycling and holds Super Randonneur title for 10 consecutive years from 2011 to 2021. Completed 1000 Km within 75 hrs four times in consecutive years. He has completed in August 2019 PARIS-BREST-PARIS (PBP) 1,226 Km in 89 hrs 1 minutes.

 

Through his passion of running and cycling he has found ways to raise funds for worthy causes to help the less privileged children. Through the last 6 editions of D2D event - Running and Cycling, he and his team have raised INR 2.53 crores till date for Education and Healthcare of underprivileged children.

 

Neville is the Ambassador for Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers (VBJ) as an endurance athlete. He is the Managing Partner at Bilimoria & Associate since 1995.

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