As a paramedic, Jaan Bathe works 12-hour shifts, volunteers with the volunteer fire brigade, is a husband, father of two young sons and within a year, the 39-year-old has turned his attitude towards running upside down. The story of our Ambassador Jaan inspires and motivates in equal measure.
In April, we launched our virtual 9 Planets Marathon Challenge, where you run with one planet each month! Choose yourself if you want to run 100K, 150K or 200K in 30 days. The idea behind this is that we create a running universe and you are part of it!
In this article we will introduce you to the features of each planet so you know what you are running for!
VirtualRunners is keen on supporting under-represented organisations and strong personalities on their journey to take on the world and create a social movement. That´s why we asked 5 empowering questions about para table tennis to Sonu Gupta from India, who we sponsor. He is one of the first players in that category in his country, started a para table tennis movement unknown before and is now competing in international championships against normal bodied and other para table tennis players from his wheelchair!
Find out more about his long journey and the changes he has achieved for his community in India below!