Ashwini Ganapathi

Unived Ambassador Ashwini Ganapathi

Ashwini Ganapathi

Ultra Marathoner

Career Highlights

Jan 2019: Vagamon Ultrail – 90kms Trail (3rd Women,top Indian)

Sep 2019: Khardungla Challenge 72kms (2nd Position) & Ladakh Marathon 42kms (3rd Position) in 3 days

Nov 2019: Malnad Ultra 110kms Trail – Course Record

Feb 2020: 12 Hour Chandigarh Stadium Run – 112kms,Current National Best

Nov 2020: 10 Days 10 marathons – Official event at Bengaluru, Only women out of 4 participants

Jan 2021: Debut 24 Hour Stadium Run at Bengaluru – 181kms, Qualifying time for Team India

Oct 2021: Beyond 42 – 50km at Bengaluru (2nd Position) – 5:04 hrs

How did your athletic journey begin…

My stint with athletics began in my childhood. I have always been an outdoor person & my father took keen interest in supporting my talent and nurtured it till my teenage years. From field events like Discus throw, javelin & long jump to team sports like volleyball, kho-kho, ball, badminton to everything in between! I had played the state prelims for hockey when I was 15 & was actively involved in inter-college sport events till my Engineering days.

Fast forward to Dec 2014, we were sponsored by our company for a 10km event at the Midnight Marathon in Bengaluru. It was my first ever run post college days & I fell in love with the sport, even though I struggled to finish it in 75 mins. There was no stopping me post that & I was fortunate that my in-laws along with hubby were supportive of my madness. 10k turned to marathons & I graduated to ultra marathons 4 years ago.

Sport to me is…

The best possible way to experience freedom & explore our physical,emotional & spiritual boundaries. It’s a wonderful medium to meet people, hear their story & possibly make an impact through our journey.

A Sports Personality I look up to…

Courtney Dauwalter- The Ultra running queen for her humility, perseverance & approach to running.

My favourite Unived product is…

I have been a loyal customer of Unived’s Supergreens, Vit B12+ D3 & Organic Spirulina for over 2 years now. Since I have never used gels or electrolyte drink mixes in my running journey till now, I am excited to try them & find my new favourites!

I nourish my soul with… 

A quiet hike in the hills with my hubby, experimenting with different cuisines at home, a solo long run & meditation!

My goals for this year are… 

Qualify for the Championships & represent the country in 24 hours category in July

Run a 100 Miler

Get back to trails!

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