He is aspiring to become a Marathon Winner. Ashish Patil a tea stall vendor from Carnac Bunder, Mumbai is now in news. Thanks to Star Majha News Channel, for presenting this story of an Uncommon amongst Common people this week.
The news correspondent of this channel Amey Rane not only highlighted the progress of Ashish in the Marathon races held during the past few years, but also spoke to this promising Marathon runner, who recently held top position among the Mumbai runners in the Vasia-Virar Marathon championship. The news story also showed his tiring schedule at his own tea stall and his exercise session in the morning at Marine Drive.
It was reported that Ashish runs a few kms daily at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi racecourse but does not find time to rest during the day time. Even after participating in big marathon races of 21 and 42 kms distance, he does not get a month’s rest like other professionals but has to slog in his tea stall wasting his energy. Ashish, came from Satara District few years ago to earn for his family, after his father went missing in 1993 riots. Initially, he worked as a Mathadi worker and later set up his tea stall to earn Rs.4000/to Rs. 5000/- income per month. Depending upon the old used shoes of others, Ashish cannot afford best equipments and the right kind of diet required by an athlete, but his aspirations cannot stop him from becoming a champio runner of a big event one day.
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by Ulhas Shirke © MMW