Saturday, August 22, 2009
Meet Chennai's Bolt..
Meet John Devasir, he is 84 and never misses a day of practice. Today, he had trekked all the way from Avadi to be @ Nandanam YMCA by 6:30AM.
I got to know Mr. Devasir thru a recent story in The Hindu. Mr. Devasir is very active in the Tamil Nadu veterans athletics forum and mentioned about several upcoming events he is planning to participate.
It is never too late to take that crucial first step.. Mr. Devasir started running 'seriously' only in the last 10 years.. before that he used to play Volleyball.. but infrequently.
He trains with folks half his age... and is a role model several people including our own Venkatesh.
You can catch him @ Nandanam YMCA on Saturdays and other practice days @ Nehru Stadium. He is focusing in the 100 / 200 meters sprint.
So How is Mr.Devasir Chennai's bolt ? For several reasons 1) @84 he is hitting the tracks and active 2) He can do 100 meters in 16.x seconds 3) Role model for several people and mine from today.
Is he your Bolt ? You decide.. Regardless hit the tracks and be healthy.....