Shammi Prabhakar, Nilesh Yadav, Kanta Raju joined Raghunandan, David and Carlos, both of whom are based in our Madrid office, to compete in the Spice Coast half marathon. In 30c/90f+ heat, this race follows the most picturesque race route of the Indian Marathon circuit.
David’s competitive streak got the better of him and #OneTeam became #OneTeamMinusOne as he took on the field. coming home in an incredible second place of a field of more than 8,000, in a very credible 1:18:07.
David won the trophy for being the first ‘veteran’, presented to him by world renowned former cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar – widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time.
Success did not come without dedications. The Kochi runners trained before work, three days a week for a number of months.
“I could feel what a difference it made to our day at work. We were more productive, energetic, committed and closer as a team. Although the motivation behind this was fitness, this marathon experience has been the best team building activity that we’ve ever done.” explained Raghunandan Krishnamurthy.