Dare To Run is a collection of inspiring essays that recount a husband-wife duo’s transformational journey from being amateur runners to finishing The Ultimate Human Race in South Africa.
Summary Of The Book
The year 2010 saw a miraculous culmination of a long and arduous journey in Amit and Neepa Sheth’s life. They had crossed the finish line in the 89-km Comrades Ultra Marathon, South Africa. Dare To Run takes its readers on a journey from that first amateur run in Amit’s life to reaching this pinnacle as a runner. It’s a recollection of the stellar achievement of a husband-wife duo, who chose running as a sport only in their late 30s.
Dare To Run begins with Amit’s reflection of the time of his first run at a beach in Mumbai. That 200 meter jog had nearly proved fatal for him. But it was also the starting point of the story of Amit’s and Neepa’s display of unflinching will, incredible determination, courage, discovery, and self-belief amidst incredible hardship. At the end of it all, they emerged victorious and with memories that they would cherish forever, as they were the first Indian couple to have crossed the finish line of the 89-km Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa.
Using a combination of philosophy, poetry, and scriptures, Amit, in addition to narrating his story, elaborates on his perspectives on life, spirituality, religion, and of course, running. The reader is left inspired at the turn of every page, as he or she reads about what this couple could achieve, while still balancing work and family, and training and injuries, which are inevitable aspects of playing a sport.
Dare To Run encourages its readers to chase their dreams and follow their passions. It teaches them to relentlessly pursue their goals and cause amazing success and happiness in life. It also motivates them to be the best in everything they choose and still maintain a sense of balance and appreciation for the beautiful fact that they still exist.
Not only will Dare To Run leave a novice runner inspired and rejuvenated, it will also help the elite athlete recognize his or her own strengths and weaknesses. And for those who don’t run, the book opens the possibility of pushing through one’s limits to conquer what at first looks like an impossible mountain to climb.
About Amit Sheth
Amit Sheth is an athlete, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and motivational speaker.
Amit graduated from the University of Bombay with an LLB, from UMass Lowell with an MS in plastics engineering, and from the University of Lowell with an MBA. After working as Manager Business Development at General Electric Plastics in the US and the Netherlands, he established Skydomes India Pvt Ltd, a company that manufactures and installs commercial and residential skylights. At the age of 38, he took to running. And over the next several years, he ran over 25 marathons and ultramarathons around the globe. He is the first Indian to have run the 89-km Comrades Ultra Marathon and the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, both in South Africa. The Comrades Marathon Association has appointed him as the International Brand Ambassador, and the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has acknowledged his contribution to promoting running as a sport in India.
Dare To Dream !!
23 Sep, 2011
Certified Buyer, Indore
28 Feb, 2015
Very Motivational and worth reading
7 Feb, 2015
Certified Buyer, Kalyan
9 Nov, 2014
one of the best book I have ever read
Certified Buyer, Kota
24 Aug, 2014
Must read book for runners
Certified Buyer, Pune
26 Dec, 2013
Certified Buyer, Mumbai
8 Dec, 2013
7 Aug, 2012
Celebrating the joy of running
3 Jul, 2012
23 Jun, 2012