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Reverse Running Record Setter | V Sharvesh

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“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street

Running forward is hard enough for most of us. Can you imagine running reverse? Moreover, setting a record by doing so at the age of seven? Seven-year-old V.Sharvesh will make you wonder what you were doing at his age. His love for sports is so enthralling that we might think about taking a step towards the field.

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This young prodigy comes with an unparalleled record. With an Indian history of reverse running for 1 km and having participated in 57 Marathon races – he indeed is a young sportsman in the making.

Wondrous Achievements

His achievements are countless and impressive for someone at such a tender age. He ran a 30-minute treadmill to complete a considerable distance of 6.5 kilometers, going with a speed of 13 km/hr. He is also the winner of the state-level competition named SRI DHARSHINI KALAIKOODAM AWARD, 2017.

Madras Strength Half Marathon 2020 V. Sharvesh

His participation in 2018 in the International Addis Running Marathon challenge was equally inspiring for just 100 days; he was able to complete a distance of 206 kilometers.

In 2017 he also finished 100 kilometers in just 30 days in the Ultra Runner Porur Challenge, once again an overwhelming feat. Since then, he has participated in many more events securing a distance of a total of 552 kilometers.

Global Child Prodigy Awardee

Global Child Prodigy Awards, the world’s first and only award ceremony solely dedicated to recognizing unique and talented children, awarded V. Sharvesh under the category of sports, in the year 2020. Moreover, he was listed under the Top 100 Prodigies List of 2020!

Global Child Prodigy Award winning 7 year old athlete
Global Child Prodigy Award-winning 7-year-old athlete V. Sharvesh

Young Sports Star’s Journey: V. Sharvesh

When V.Sharvesh was a tiny tot in Upper KG, his journey began. He was presented with an opportunity for a Kidathon in Cuddalore, India. He participated and won the third position. But this attracted the attention of his parents because he was competing with children all aged above him.

His fascination with sports initially was sparked by listening to his father, S. Vishu, telling stories about famous athletes. He had heard Usain Bolt, his struggles, and how he overcame all deterrents to transform into a successful sportsperson. Usain Bolt hugely inspired him, and since he has never looked back.

Looking at the journey of V.Sharvesh inspires us all to turn our dreams into reality.

If you believe you are a child prodigy and wish to share your talent with the rest of the world, apply today for GCP Awards 2021

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Antara Basu been in the online industry for the past two years and been blogging since my college days. Feel free to contact me at