A 63-year-old runner in India has completed a 21km run exactly 3 weeks after recovering from COVID-19 treatment.
Mr. Jagat Karani (63 years old) surprised and admired many people when he completed a semi-marathon in Gandhingar in early December when he had just undergone a COVID-19 epidemic treatment three weeks earlier.
Mr. Karani contracted COVID-19 in November 2020 and his lungs were severely damaged by this dangerous virus. After being diagnosed with the illness, he felt very “itchy” when he saw his friends participating in the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon on November 29, 2020 and he was determined not to sit still.
He signed up for a run in Gandhingar, although a group of six doctors treated him, his friends and his wife to discourage him. “I still want to run to prove to everyone that even infected with COVID-19, it is not a death sentence. I don’t want to become weak just because I have to be treated in the hospital ”.
As a result, on the 21st day after recovering from his illness, Mr. Karani completed 21km in this tournament with a time of 2 hours 42 minutes. “My friends drove and honked to cheer beside me as I ran this tournament. I feel very happy because I dare to take a risk to do something that many people think can not be done”.
In fact, Mr. Jagat Karani has been a movement runner for four years. He has been participating in marathons since 2016 and has completed all 84 tournaments that he registered.
“I want to go through this run to send everyone the message that I should not be too scared to translate COVID-19 and let fear weaken me. Please exercise regularly to have a better physical foundation”.
India is currently one of the countries with the highest number of people infected with COVID-19. According to statistics, this country has over 10.1 million people infected, about 9.72 million people have recovered and more than 147,000 people have died from this dangerous virus.