Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

The Story Of Marathon Runner Kiran Kanojia Will Inspire Even The Able Bodied People

Updated on 1 September, 2018 at 4:06 pm By

On December 24, 2011, a woman – a test engineer with Infosys – fell out of a running train while fighting off miscreants who were trying to snatch her belongings. One of her legs got trapped in the tracks in such a way that the nerves were damaged. The leg had to be amputated.

Doctors said the woman would be able to walk with a prosthetic, but won’t be able to run. The woman, however, became a Paralympic athlete. That woman is Kiran Kanojiya, also known as the Lady Blade Runner of India.

Lady Blade Runner

Rediff


Advertisement

Kiran chose not to become a slave of circumstances, and decided to start her life afresh.

It was initially difficult for Kiran to walk using a prosthetic leg – of the kind known as Flex-Foot Cheetah – let alone run.

Indian Blade Runner

Rediff

 

But Kiran drew inspiration from other amputees and started running short distances of 5 and 10 kilometres, gradually moving up to 21 kilometres – the length of a half-Marathon.



Kiran 1

She completed the Hyderabad half-Marathon in 3:30 hours, the Delhi event in 2:58 hours, and clocked 2:44 hours at the Mumbai edition.

Kiran 2

The blades don’t make running easy. In fact the pressure of the blade on the stump causes excruciating pain. Kiran credits her parents and Infosys for supporting her in her time of need. It was Infosys which helped her with the prosthetic foot.

Kiran is an inspiration to her friends and colleagues. Her zeal for life and determination to move ahead deserves our respect.


Advertisement

Salute

Advertisement

Latest Stories

14 Creative Photography Tricks That You Can Use To Take Amazing Pictures

14 Creative Photography Tricks That You Can Use To Take Amazing Pictures


Saif Ali Khan’s Starrer Laal Kaptaan Leaked by Piracy Website Tamilrockers

Saif Ali Khan’s Starrer Laal Kaptaan Leaked by Piracy Website Tamilrockers


Weird Advertising Slogans And Taglines Which Are Not Easy To Digest

Weird Advertising Slogans And Taglines Which Are Not Easy To Digest


Bunch of Funny Non-Veg Jokes To Feed Your Head

Bunch of Funny Non-Veg Jokes To Feed Your Head


Telugu Movie ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ Becomes The New Victim of Tamilrockers, Leaked Online

Telugu Movie ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ Becomes The New Victim of Tamilrockers, Leaked Online


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Sports

Popular on The Web