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The Marathon Queens of India

 OP Jaisha, Sudha Singh, Lalita Babbar,  Kavita Raut


OP Jaisha, Sudha Singh, Lalita Babbar, Kavita RautName: OP Jaisha, Sudha Singh, Lalita Babbar, Kavita Raut
Sports: Marathon (Individual)
Rio Medal Chances: Low

Indian Women Marathoners have done exceptionally well to get 4 berths at the  RIO Oympics. In doing so, they have surpassed their male counterparts.

OP Jaisha is the current national record holder and leads the charge of this strong contingent. Jaisha comes from a small town named Kalpetta in Kerala. She spent her childhood in extreme poverty  owing & surpassed extreme challenges to emerge as India’s top mid to long distance runner.
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Lalita Babbar and Sudha Singh are new generation mid to long distance runners for India and have won several medals in the mid distance races. Sudha is the second fastest marathoner for India after Jaisha. Both Lalita and Sudha are exceptional at 3,000 m Steeple chase and considers that as their primary event and have already qualified for the same.
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Kavita Raut was the 4th India women to qualify for Marathon after willing gold medal in South Asian games. She comes from Sawarpada, a small village near Nashik and has been a prominent athlete in the mid distance events at the national level.

Marathon is a difficult sport and require focused training under top class infrastructure and advice, which most India athletes are deprived of.There is a quite a distance between the top women marathoner and the qualifiers for India making the chances of medal very low. However, these India Marathon Queens are training hard in top spirits and looking for a strong finish at Rio.

8 reasons to start running now!

What is better than a beautiful body with a sound mind?Heard about the best butt-kicking, calorie- blasting working out? Yes- You are right! Running it is!

There are endless reasons why you should start running now! Let’s have a look at some of them:

  1. Be Fitter, Get better!

You want to burn calories? For a person weighing about 75 Kgs, It can burn about 850 calories an hour. Just saying!


  1. Increased Self Esteem

Anything better than feeling confident about yourself? Runners who run outside in natural surroundings showed increased self esteem ! Yes, even more than those who spend hours in the gym!

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  1. Love your heart

Running for an hour in a week can reduce the risk of heart diseases immensely compared to the non-runners.


  1. Burn the stress!

Running has a great hand in remodeling your brain, making it calm and stress resistant! Yeah! Now this is a great reason to hit the ground now. Who isn’t stressed these days?


  1. Go Green!

Who doesn’t love nature? You get a chance to feel that green fresh grass tickle your toes. Just avoid the injuries while running this way!

  1. We all need Stamina!

Proven Fact- Running regularly will definitely improve stamina and make workout more enjoyable and refreshing. A great reason to be fitter, isn’t it?

  1. Save some hard earned money!

Forget to spend thousand on your gym and fancy equipment. All you need is- a good pair of running shoes which you can buy from our store as well!.


  1. You can do it anywhere!

You don’t need to look for a perfect place. Be it your treadmill, apartment, park or a road, All you need is- the right motivation to run!

The reasons you need to start running are never ending! You just have to grab the right pair of shoes without wasting any more time.

Don’t worry! We will help you with that as well. Check the info graphic below which will help you in choosing the right pair of shoes for you.

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Top Selling Running Shoes

It’s essential to invest in a pair of proper running shoes if you want to run regularly. Shoes designed for runners serve two main purposes:

  1. Protect you from injury – by absorbing the impact on your feet and body.
  2. Maximise forward speed – by providing traction to grip the ground well.

 The various types of running shoes are shown below:

Motion control running shoes:

These shoes are suited for feet that roll inward too much, or overpronate. They are designed in such a way to reduce or control the excess rolling action of the foot and act as shock absorbers too. These shoes tend to be fairly heavy but at the same time are durable. The features of motion control running shoes include a polyurethane mid-sole and carbon rubber out-sole for durability.

Cushioned running shoes:

In the case of runners whose feet do not roll inward or outwards, cushioned running shoes are important. This is because it is the rolling movement that helps absorb the shock that would otherwise be sent through the joints to the spine. The cushioning is designed to reduce the shock when the foot hits the ground.

Stability running shoes:

These shoes are a compromise between motion control and cushioned shoes.  They provide a cushioning, medial support and durability. They tend to prevent excess motion and are suitable for those runners who have normal arches and require some medial support and good durability.

Lightweight running shoes:

These shoes are lighter and more responsive than standard trainers and may have varying degrees of cushioning and/or stability, but they are too lightweight to be classed as motion control shoes. These are ideal for fast-paced training or racing.

Some of the top selling shoes from the Kalenji brand are:

Kalenji ELIOFEET Man:

These shoes are so lightweight that you won’t even notice them. The shoe comes with a highly useful strap which allows for easy tightening/ loosening of it. The Kalenji Eliofeet is made up of a breathable 3D mesh with double synthetic coating which provides a high degree of comfort while running. Another important feature of this shoe is that they are equipped with a textured sole which offers extra grip and also a sock liner which is designed for optimum foot comfort. The Eliofeet is equipped with the CS technology which provides optimum absorption and distribution of shock waves for high-performance.

Available at for Rs. 2,901(discount of 17%)


Newfeel Many Lightweight Walking Shoes:

These shoes which are available in multiple colour combinations are suitable for both men and women. The Newfeel Many LightWeight Walking Shoes can be used for dual purposes. Besides being ideal for running and walking, theses shoes can also be used for casual outings. The shoes are composed of a stitched canvas panel which adds to the glamour quotient. The textured hard sole gives you the grip that will keep you balanced when you walk on rough surfaces. Made from a combination of the finest canvas and rubber, these shoes take style to another level and do not compromise on the comfort aspect as they are provided with a padded foot bed.

Available at for Rs.649


Kalenji ELIORUN:

The Kalenji ELIORUN is well suited for both the experienced runner as well as the novice who is looking for a comfortable run. It is an extremely light-weight and appealing pair of running shoes which is suitable for use in any kind of environment. The Eliorun relies on the CS cushioning concept, comprising an EVA ring at the heel which helps shock absorption over the long term. Since it is provided with an ergonomic sock liner, the shoe ranks very high in the comfort aspect.

Available at for Rs. 4893 (discount of 5%)


Kalenji Ekiden 50:

The Kalenji Ekiden 50 satisfies all the qualities which are desired while looking for a pair of running shoes: arch support, cushioning and superior comfort. These light-weight shoes come with a side strap which provides extra support. An important feature of these shoes is the breathable synthetic mesh which allows for a good air circulation. The composition of the shoe is as follows- the upper part is made up of mesh and synthetic, the midsole has injection-moulded EVA foam which aids in shock absorption and consists of a rubber outsole.

Available at for Rs.1199


Choose from a wide range of running shoes at from all the top brands such as Kalenji, Nivia and NewFeel. We bring these shoes to you at amazing discounts thus making it easier for you to stay fit!

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The pros of workout music.

A lot of people listen to music while working out. More than anything else, it makes workout time less boring. But, is listening ti music like this good or bad? Research shows that it has its pros and cons. Take a look at this article which higlights a few benefits of listening to music when you go for a jog or however else you exercise to stay fit.

  • Music motivates and stimulates you to keep going. Even when your body is out of energy the music that you listen to pushes you to go the extra mile. Music improves exercise motivation and  once you figure out your pace and  technique you can alter your playlist to suit your running style.
Listening to music while jogging.
Listening to music while jogging.
  • Music can relax your mind. Music can have a calming effect which will help you focus more on enjoying your workout or if nothing else just enjoy some good music. This relaxing effect ensures that you do not cut short your exercise time.
  • The element of fun. Music can make any routine fun. Most playlists for running have fast, upbeat songs and this enables you to stay pepped up for the duration of your workout.

Looking for some great workout music? Check out this link which will help you find tunes that are sure to increase exercise motivation:

Do comment on this blog article and share you workout playlists with us.

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