|Born||24. February 1969
Arun Bhardwaj (born 24 February 1969) is an ultramarathon runner from New Delhi, India. He is one of the first internationally acclaimed endurance racers from India. In 2009, he won the 567 km George Archer 6 day race in South Africa and received international recognition for the same. In December 2010, he ran 186.4 kilometres (115.8 mi) in 24 hours in Kolkata, India and thus beat his previous best of running 177 km in 24 hours. 10568 kilometres covered so far in Int’l Races.
Badwater Ultramarathon 2011 participation
After completing the George Archer 6 day race in South Africa, he was invited to race in the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, California, USA, which has been deemed by National Geographic as the toughest organised race in the world. He participated in the 34th edition of the Badwater Ultramarathon between July 11 and July 13. On July 13, he completed the race in his first attempt with a time of 41 hours 6 minutes and 1 second.
Born in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh,this ultramarathoner has been running for overv 17 official years. He now quietly lives in Uttarkashi with his wise, 2 daughters & a son. Arunis a vegetarian & tee totoaller. He thrives on hiney, fruit juices & sugarcane. Arun Shares a great bond with his children and ventured inti unltr marathon running to set out an example to them.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL ULTRAMARATHON EVENTS
•138.172 km in IAU Asia 24 hr Track Championships in Taiwan on 2–3 March 2002 (9th place). First Indian representative in any 24 hr Ultra Marathon
°516 km in Self-Transcendence 6-Days race, New York 27 April-3 May 2003 and became the first Indian to cross 500 km in a 6-Days race (7th Place)
°Finished IAU 100 Km World Cup 2003, Taiwan 16.11.2003.Became first ever Indian to participate and finish any 100 Km World Cup
° 155 km in 24hr Commonwealth Ultramarathon Championships, Wales (2011)
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- "200 km warm for America race". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- "The ADVENTURE Top Ten: Toughest Races". National Geographic. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- "2011 Badwater Ultramarathon Results". Badwater Ultramarathon website. Retrieved 2011-07-14.