Ashis Roy

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Ashis Roy (born June 1, 1932) is the first man from India to run 100 marathons.[citation needed] He ran his first marathon at the age of 52, and completed his 115th Marathon (Mumbai marathon, India) in January 20, 2013 at the age of 81.[1] This has been published in Limca Book of Records as well "Limca Book of Records". . He is a cardiologist, and the author of "The Joy of Running". He is currently writing another book "Wonderful Joys of Running" scheduled to be released in January, 2014.

Career[edit]

Roy served in the Indian Air Force for 21 years and after retirement with the rank of Wing Commander settled in New Delhi in 1978 as a Practicing Physician Cardiologist.[citation needed] At the age of 50 years Roy took up jogging and running to maintain good health. He ran his 1st Marathon at the age of 52 years and by the time he became 81 years old, he had completed 115 marathon races, which is a National record for men in India."Limca Book of Records". 

Achievements[edit]

Roy's Marathons broken down by Country
No. Country Number of Marathons
1 India 40
2 United States 44
3 Canada 12
4 United Kingdom 2
5 Greece 1
6 Netherlands 1
7 Poland 1
8 Finland 1
9 Sweden 1
10 Norway 1
11 Japan 1
12 Korea 1
13 Malaysia 1
14 Macau 1
15 Australia 1
16 New Zealand 1
17 Russia 1
18 Germany 1
19 Czechoslovakia 1
20 Austria 1
21 Pakistan 1
Total 115
  • Only Asian to have run the following three Marathon Races in U.S.A. on three consecutive Sundays:[citation needed]
  1. Toledo Glass City Marathon – 25 April 1999.[2]
  2. Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon – 2 May 1999.[3]
  3. Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon – 9 May 1999.[4]
  • First man above 70 yrs to run two marathons on two consecutive Sundays:[citation needed]
  1. Prague International Marathon - 18 May 2003[5] &
  2. Vienna City Marathon - 25 May 2003.[6]
  • Only man in the world above 70 yrs who has run three marathons within a span of six weeks:[citation needed]
  1. Charlottesville Marathon - April 16.[7]
  2. Forest City Marathon - May 8 of 2005.
  3. Buffalo Marathon -May 29, 2005 a.[8]
  4. Mumbai Marathon, Mumbai, India - 21 January 2007[9]
  5. Shamrock Festival Marathon, Virginia Beach, VA, USA - 18 March 2007[10]
  6. Country Music Marathon, Nashville, USA - 28 April 2007
  7. Delaware Marathon, DE, USA - 20 May 2007[11]
  8. Hatfield-McCoy Marathon, Williamson, WV, USA - 9 June 2007[12]
  9. Foot Traffic Flat Marathon, Portland, OR USA - 4 July 2007
  10. Edmonton Marathon, Canada - 12 August 2007
  11. US Air Force Marathon, Dayton, US - 15 September 2007

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