The entire Indian Running Community was pleasantly shocked & surprised by events that unfolded over the last weekend in Western Maharashtra.
The Street Dog, whose unbelievable running exploits became an overnight sensation - has since been christened as "ULTRA" !
For those who came in late, an unheralded, unknown street dog from Satara, in Maharashtra, India - ran an unbelievable distance of approx 130 kilometres over 2 days, seemingly on a whim !
He joined Niranjan Pise and Maruti Chalke, marathon runners from Satara who were running this ultra distance as a tribute to the nation's fallen heroes from Police and Army & as a homage to their runner friends who expired last year.
Ultra, a seemingly weak and malnourished street dog, joined this Team right from the Start and ran the entire distance with them shoulder to shoulder, covering this huge distance over 2 days.
He was welcomed with much pomp and ceremony in Sangli by organisers of the SHAHID Marathon and felicitated.
Television and Media coverage made the incident viral & the entire episode was hailed as a quirky miracle of Nature !
The Dog is now back in Satara. He has been adopted by Dr Sandeep Kate (Founder of the popular Satara Hill Half Marathon)
Scores of runners in this 'City of Marathoners' as well as Lay people have expressed their wish to meet and possibly run with this Wonder Dog !
Runners, Animal Lovers and Sportsmen !
Here's your chance to meet and Run with ULTRA- The Running Wonder
Satara Runners Foundation and Satara Hill Runners invites one and all to 'RUN WITH ULTRA' - a special event to fulfill your wish on Sunday, 1st March 2020.
The Run will start from Powai Naka , Satara at 7 am.
We'll run approx 5 km, along the Main Streets of the city.
Join us in large numbers.
Bring your Kids, Friends and Family along...
BE Inspired !
DECIDE to make a Change !!
RUN for your Health !!!