Barefoot marathon runner is putting all of us to shame

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I’ve been pretty proud of my running achievements, not least because of the charity money they’ve raised.

I look back to two years ago when I was ill, standing in the crowd at the Great South Run, fed up and unable to run a mile.

I’ve done half-marathons, Races for Life, and even been able to talk knowledgeably about interval training, wicking fabrics and the best trainers.

And then I read about a 61-year-old barefoot woman, who won the first marathon she ever took part in while wearing a sari.

Apparently she walks every day but has never run, and puts her victory in India down to telling herself over the 26.2 miles that she wanted to win. Take a bow, Lata Bhagwan Kare, for you put us all to shame.