2.10 hrs – Yogesh Gera – 25k
Yogesh Gera is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast from Chandigarh. Yogesh’s devoted relationship to running began around fifteen years ago as a mode to stay fit & avoid any form of medication in daily life. Apart from running, his others fitness pursuits are cycling and crossfit. He has been the founder member of two large running groups – Chandigarh Runners & Daudta Punjab.
Yogesh ran his first half marathon in hills of Shimla in 2009 and running soon became a passion. He has run more than 120 ultra, full & half marathons in India and 34 other countries across Asia, Europe & USA. A PROCAM Slammer, he’s been regularly participating in major running events and has run 10 editions of Delhi Half & 10 of Mumbai Marathon.
He has run four previous editions of Kolkata 25K , his PB being 02:02:15 in the 2015 edition. His PB for a Half Marathon is 1:33:18 clocked in VDHM 2022.
He feels Kolkata is truly the city of joy and finds Kolkata 25K as one of the most lively & thrilling city runs in India. He is looking forward to run the 2022 edition at a steady but relaxed pace to enjoy the run and pull along everyone who wants to have a strong finish in the 2:10 bus.
He is a practising Chartered Accountant since 1998. In his running career, he’s been running for charities and has been a regular fundraiser at TMM. Running for charities & doing the fundraising is what he enjoys most, where he can combine his passion with social responsibility & attain optimum satisfaction.