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ABHIMANYU at the Comrade up run 2017 finish line
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As soon as poly hill finished the experienced comrade runners running with me told that you are at home and all hills gone . But in comrade hills never finishes . I saw another hill on which runners were walking . To run at last a few kms in comrade is a very tough task . But after poly u start reading the sign of kms to go in a single digit . It gives a huge sense of relief . 9 to go , 8 to go .… and then 2 to go start appearing in front of me and I was in the peace and more composed although the body was in extreme tired state .

I entered in the stadium . I was running toward finish line , ity gave me india flag .I was running with the flag furling in the air .I touched the finish line and medal was around my neck . I was strong . No need of any support . No need of any medical help . I walked towards international runner tent .

I wanted to see the finish time (12 hours ) euphoria at the finish line . 11:55 onwards I started missing my breath .11:56, 11:57 ,11:58 ,11:59 .
I saw a few runners rushing towards the finish line . The crowd was extremely excited and shouting run fast fast . You have made it . The runners were trying also but then 12 hours was over and the gate closed .

Runners in a substantial number were unable to make it . More and more runners were coming but the door was closed .Around 10/15 runners lay down on the floor of the stadium .

It is the lot of the brave runners who crossed all cut off points .

They are the runners who has crossed about 79 kms mark and just about 8 to go in 50 minutes time .

They all are like the great epic warrior Abhimanyu who crossed all gates of chakravyuh but caught at the last gate .

It was a very disappointing feeling to see that scenario . Runners invested a lot of time to train themselves travel so far but destiny was written otherwise and missed it by the whisker .

But for me they are brave runners tried till the end . The comrade running is an experience which is not easy to describe in words . For that experience one needs to run the comrade .

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