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Atish Kumar Sahu starts his day at 6 AM to fit in a 6 km run at a public park before school at 8.30 AM. “Five rounds is roughly a kilometer. That’s how I calculate my lap time”, he says.
At the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015, the 13-year old had made news for being the youngest campaigner of the fundraiser. Under the guidance of the school coach, he ran with two other students and together they raised more than Rs 3 lakh, thrice the initial target.
At the subsequent press conference, “I love sports”, said Atish with a sheepish smile. He is good at Math though English remains his favourite subject. “But I want to grow up to be a cricketer”, he confides, “I think it will be more fun.”