50-Year-Old Guwahati Woman Runs 150 Km to Spread Awareness on Breast Cancer

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50-Year-Old Guwahati Woman Runs 150 Km to Spread Awareness on Breast Cancer

Amar Jyoti Das | November 16, 2019 10:40 hrs

GUWAHATI: Pinkathon Ambassador Irina Baruah, a resident of Guwahati is running a distance of 150 km to raise awareness about women’s health and breast cancer.

The run named as ‘Spirit of Pinkathon’,  is happening from Tezpur to Guwahati and Baruah will cover the distance in a span of three days.

The run was flagged off by Milind Soman and Anita Konwar in Tezpur on November 14. The couple also ran along Baruah and covered a distance of 20 km.

Fifty-year-old Irina covered a distance of 55 kilometers on the first day and stopped near Nagaon at around 5 pm as it was dark. She took to her facebook account and uploaded a video stating, “I had targeted 60 km today, but I could do only 55 km for today. I started at 6.15 am and ended at 5.15 pm.”

On the second day, she covered a distance of around 54 kilometers and halted in Jagirod on Friday night. 

She will arrive in Guwahati on Saturday, November 16, a day ahead of the 5th edition of Guwahati Pinkathon.
Irina has completed several Mekhela Sador runs and the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 barefoot.

She credits Pinkathon with bringing tremendous changes in her lifestyle and health.

She is not a trained athlete or an elite runner. She is just an ordinary woman who took up running for health and fitness and aims to spread the message all across the nation.

Baruah took part in the first edition of the Guwahati Pinkathon in 2015, where she ran 10 kilometers. After being motivated by her endeavor she took up the habit of running and hereafter five years she is running to complete a distance of 150 kilometers.
The runner is being supported by a team of crew and medical officials to ensure an injury-free run.
 

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