Reinhard Kleist: An Olympic Dream – Running Fitness Article

Reinhard Kleist: An Olympic Dream An Olympic Dreamby Reinhard Kleist – Introduction by Simon Freeman This story first appeared in issue #9 of Like the Wind Samia Yusuf Omar was born in Somalia in 1991, the first of six children. Born into poverty and part of one of the country’s minority ethnic groups, Samia had to overcome many barriers on the way to becoming an athlete. Samia trained during a period of civil unrest in Mogadishu and faced harassment from local militants…

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Seba Vandermolen: Via PanAm – Like the Wind Magazine – Running Fitness Article

Seba Vandermolen: Via PanAm – Like the Wind Magazine Words by Seba Vandermolen This story first appeared in Like the Wind #13 Belgian ultra-runners Weking Van Reeth and Sebastiaan Vandermolen decided to cross the American continent from north to south, with their wives following them in self-built 4×4 campers. Like the Wind caught up with them halfway through their journey in Panama City to talk about the first 7,750 miles, what lay ahead… and how the idea for their unconventional…

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The Way Of The Runner – Running Fitness Article

The Way Of The Runner On Saturday 9 November 2019, 11 runners set out together on a 10-mile trail run in the Dart Valley in south Devon. Nine of them were guests on a writing retreat hosted by the other two, running authors Adharanand Finn and Richard Askwith. As part of the retreat, everyone was tasked with writing something short about or inspired by the morning run. We published a number of the pieces in issue #22 of Like the…

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Hood to Trail – Like the Wind Magazine – Running Fitness Article

Hood to Trail – Like the Wind Magazine The trails The road to Chamonix is called the Route Blanche. It snakes alongside the River Arve, from its confluence with the Rhône near Geneva to the base of the Mont Blanc range. Here the road climbs up through a series of tight, narrow gaps, under the massive peaks of the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It feels as though the road punches through a protective wall at the foot of…

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Losing 44 kgs, Mohit took it upon Himself to Achieve this Amazing Transformation – Fitness Article

Name: Mohit AnandAge: 24Height: 5 ft 11 inWeight: 78 kgsResidence: MumbaiFitness Achievement: 44 kgs fat loss. Turning point: When I was unhappy with my capabilities of doing things. Right from jogging 100m to being in sports teams I loved I couldn’t do anything as time passed. Instead of losing from the gym I started gaining 10kgs a year. I thought to myself this is the time or never. Hurdles faced: I was not able to understand why I gained weight…

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Siddharth’s Story is an Inspiration for Many Small Town Fitness Enthusiasts – Fitness Article

Siddharth’s Story is an Inspiration for Many Small Town Fitness Enthusiasts  Name: Siddharth Gupta Age: 29 Height:  5 ft 7 in Weight:  69 kgs Residence: Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) Turning point:Being obese since childhood was embarrassing; it was very difficult for me to stay confident during my school days. I always had a sense of inferiority complex in me, getting bullied had become part of my life not only among my friends, teachers relatives also used to bully me because of…

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Priyanka’s is a Transformation Story That Will Inspire You to Bring Out Your Best – Fitness Article

Priyanka’s is a Transformation Story That Will Inspire You to Bring Out Your Best I’m Priyanka Shandil, 32, a proud mother of a 3 yr old, standing tall at 165 cms and presently weighing 59 kgs. I wasn’t always this light. In fact for a decade I didn’t see my weight in its 50’s, two yrs back I had almost touched 3 digits thank God I got on track and didn’t let that happen again. I have been that fat stout…

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Shwetha’s Transformation is an Example of Persistence and Consistency – Fitness Article

Shwetha’s Transformation is an Example of Persistence and Consistency Name: Shwetha ShindeResidence: Pune Current Weight: 65 kgsPrevious Weight: 86 kgsHeight: 153 cm My father was from an army background. He wanted me to always stay fit and at least engage myself in some kind of sports activities. During my B.Com, I lost my father in an accident on his official trip. I was very much depressed in that phase and gained a lot weight. My father wanted me to have…

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Made Fun By His Gym Trainer & Friends, This Youngster Eventually Proved Them Wrong – Fitness Article

Made Fun By His Gym Trainer & Friends, This Youngster Eventually Proved Them Wrong Name: Gourav PremchandaniAge: 19Height: 5 ft 11 inWeight: 73 kgsResidence: Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) Turning point: When I was young I was not the coolest guy in my class. I was skinny like a stick. At that time I weighted about only 50 kgs. My friends always used to make fun and insult me because I was very skinny. After all that in 12th standard I joined…

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