Apsom Technologies is extremely proud of Director, Mrs. Poonam Bhatia who had been training vigorously and participated in Comrades Marathon 2018 held on 10th June for the second time, having participated and successfully completing it in 2017 too. There were about 160 participants from India, of which only 11 were females while worldwide it was around 21,000 participants.
The Comrades Marathon is an ultra marathon of 90.184 km which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world’s oldest ultra marathon race.
What started as a fitness mantra soon became the Goal for Mrs. Bhatia. In 2012, she started training and participating in various Marathon races, held across India including the most popular ones such as StanChart Mumbai Marathon, Vasai Virar marathon, Hyderabad Marathon, Ladakh Marathon, Run the Rann and several others. In order to prepare for such difficult races she had to sacrifice a lot in terms of social life. Moreover, there was a huge support from the members of her family and friends without which this was not possible. Commenting on her sheer grit, Mr. Vikram Bhatia said,”What she has achieved today is through her true hard work, strong willpower and untiring efforts. Fitness is necessary to be a successful entrepreneur and a successful human being too”.
The accomplished director, Mrs. Poonam Bhatia completed her second Comrade’s Marathon this year in 11.33.02 (hrs:mins:sec) by bettering her performance by 14 minutes as compared to last year irrespective of the increase of 3 km in the race route.