Know your Athletes- Simta Sharma, Marathon Runner

Published : Apr 21, 2020
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  • Updated On : Jul 27, 2022

    Like many others, Simta Sharma too stood by the roadside to see those running the annual Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) every year. However, Simta started running to deal with bouts of epilepsy and hyperthyroidism, what followed was a drastic change in her health from there on. She not even started discovering improvement in terms of health but also decided to take running as a fulltime sport. Her many of few achievements include Valsad City Half Marathon - 2nd - 01:39:2, Atul Run - 1st - 01:41:41, Adidas Uprising 10K - 1st - 00:46:47, IDBI Mumbai Half Marathon - 1st - 01:43:34, Bengaluru Stadium Relay Run (Fast & Up) - 2nd - 25Km in 2 Hours and so on.

    Fast&Up Simta Sharma, Marathon Runner

    We interacted with this fun-loving marathoner, and here’s all you need to know about here!

    ● When and where were you born?
    12th Jan 1988 Tohana, Haryana

    ● What is your earliest memory connected with sports?
    BQ in Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020

    ● Who was the most influential person to you as a child?
    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

    ● What was your favorite game?

    ● Did you have any nicknames?

    ● What were you most afraid of as a child?

    ● What was your favorite subject in school?

    ● How did you balanced Sports and Studies?
    As a kid, it was manageable.

    ● What did you like most about school?
    Morning Prayers

    ● What did you like least about school?

    ● What sort of after school/out of school clubs did you attend? (in terms of sports)
    Karate classes

    ● Was there someone you really looked up to when you were a teenager? (in terms of sports)

    ● What was your favorite music/band in high school?

    ● Did you ever thought of doing a 9 to 5 job?
    Yes... I always wanted to have a job

    ● What would be your ideal job if you ever had to do?
    Product manager

    ● Describe about your sporting career
    It has been amazing

    ● Your best day in life (In terms of sports)
    Crossing finish line in every race is best

    ● Describe about your spouse support throughout your sporting journey? Any heart touching memory?
    I have a great support from my spouse and in-laws

    ● How did you and your husband/wife/partner first meet?
    On the roads while running

    ● What is your definition of “happiness”?
    Find happiness in whatever you do or you have to do

    ● What accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Attaining a healthy lifestyle

    ● Whose biggest fan are you? (in your sport and outside)
    Mark Beaumont

    ● What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Music, cooking, reading

    ● If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?
    Fly in the sky

    ● What is your greatest fear?
    Being alone

    ● What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life?
    Healthy lifestyle is the key to Happiness

    Shaista Khan
    Sports and Fitness

    Shaista is passionate about anything related to sports and fitness. She has worked with many athletes and has in-depth knowledge about their training and nutrition. She is very particular about the... Read More

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