UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — An ultra-marathon runner from India has collapsed after running for nearly 3 months.
Samir Singh set himself a target of running 10,000 km in 100 days. He was only 36 km off his goal when he collapsed with exhaustion on Sunday, Aug 6.
The 44-year-old has ran everyday since the end of April, however he has faced some setbacks due to illness, and lost around 16 kilos during the course of the challenge.
On Sunday, Singh’s campaign manager told the AFP, Singh had gastro-intestinal infections and had contracted viral fever.
Over the last few months, Singh has been living off the equivalent of $3 a day. He has been running between Mumbai’s slums and business district, collecting fans along the way.
Dubbed the “faith runner” Singh reportedly said he wanted to “show the endurance limit of human spirit”.
Once Singh has recovered, he said he wants to set another challenge.