Samantha Gash And Her Epic Run Across India
The Aussie ultra-marathoner is running 3800km across India for a special cause
Samantha Gash, an Australian endurance athlete and World Vision Australia ambassador is running 3800 km from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya in 12 weeks. That’s almost 90 back-to-back marathons.
Her project, called Run India aims to raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. It gives people an opportunity to form their own teams and running goals, and raise funds for the project, making it rather unique and impactful.
Her journey so far has been tough, exhausting, educational and uplifting. Her home is a campervan, which she shares with a bunch of friends from Australia, UK, USA, India and South Africa accompanying her on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
In an interview with the cricket legend Jonty Rhodes, Samantha spoke about the project, the cause, her training, and what ultimately motivates her. The photo essay below reflects excerpts from the conversation.
This article is courtesy The Outdoor Journal.