YADAV Ram Singh < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 07 Nov 1980
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Two sons, Ankit and Amit.
Residence Pune, IND
Occupation Army
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 19.
Club / Team Army Sports Institute: Pune, IND
Name of coach KS Mathew
Coach from which country? India
Training Regime He follows a strict routine of running three hours a day with a set target of 43kms.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games in London at the Mumbai Marathon in January 2012. (dnaindia.com, 16 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I don't run for the country, my team or myself anymore. I run for my family because, in the end, I have to feed them." (dnaindia.com, 16 Jan 2012)
Ambitions To beat Shivnath Singh's [Ex-Indian Marathon runner] Indian Marathon record of 2:12:00. "Shivanath's record is my next target to be achieved and thus a lot of work has to be done for it. I'm happy and focused towards my aim." (dailypioneer.com, 29 Jan 2012)
Other information BEIJING 2008 AGONY
After he completed the Mumbai Marathon in 2008, he though that he had qualified for the Olympics by the time he set when it was announced by IOC [Indian Olympic Committee] President Suresh Kalmadi. But after they had analysed the time they discovered that he had missed out by three seconds due to a calculation error. "That day they made me a hero and when it was announced that I hadn't qualified, no one bothered about me," he said. "I was left alone to fight the battle." (dnaindia.com, 16 Jan 2012)

After he was the first Indian across the line at the Mumbai Marathon, and finishing 12th overall, he was awarded a cheque of $7,500 and additional $1,500 for his efforts. "It will go towards taking care of my family and my training, like buying shoes and kits," he said. (indiatimes.com, 16 Jan 2012)