Milind Soman ran 72K in Delhi to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day

While everyone celebrated Independence Day in different ways, actor, model and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman rang in the day doing what he loves the most — running. He ran 72k in Delhi, to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day. “I thought, why not celebrate it in a way that would make people fitter? To me, running is the best way to do that,” says Milind. He took off at 6.30 am from Lodhi Gardens and ended the run at India Gate at 4.30 pm. The idea for this run occurred to him very recently. He says, “I thought of it just two days ago, but the turnout has been great. It’s nice to see people from 44-year-olds to youngsters too, who joined the run with me. I would like to urge people to take health and fitness seriously. Running 72k is not just for Independence Day, but also to spread the message of exercising our freedom to live in a healthy way by making a choice to spend 30 to 40 minutes daily on ourselves. Age should not be a limiting factor, anyone can and must adopt fitness in their way of life.” 

posted Friday August 17th