New Delhi (NM Bureau): The half marathon concluded in Indian city of Pune in the first Sunday of October is trending for a unique reason. Athlete number 1201 is now viral in social for his tenacity and spirit. The amateur marathon runner who has bee identified as Javed Chowdhary by his fellow runners on social media, is specially abled and ran with the help of his one leg and crutches.
He not only completed the ten kilometres of the marathon target, but he also joined his friends in a dance sequence - video of which is now viral. Users are tagging the video to motivate people to attempt the impossible with a cheerful spirit.
Several co-runners testified the sheer mental strength of athlete 1021, who completed the run. The video viral is a spontaneous celebration by the volunteers in which Javed without the help of any crutches breaks in into an energetic moves. While he dances, youngsters cheer him and encourage him clapping and join him in the celebration.