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Rio Olympics 2016: Know all about Indian marathon runner Kheta Ram

Kheta Ram Will Run Marathon On Sunday At Rio Olympics On The Concluding Day. Ram Has Been Working Really Hard To Break Records And Win A Medal For India At The Games.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 21 Aug 2016, 10:30:33 AM
Meet Kheta Ram- another Indian medal hopeful at Rio

New Delhi:

Kheta Ram will run marathon on Sunday at Rio Olympics on the concluding day. Ram has been working really hard to break records and win a medal for India at the games.

Here are a few things you should know about the marathon runner:

#Kheta Ram was born on 20 September, 1986 in Khoksar, Rajasthan. He is a long distance runner. He used to run 4km every day to his school, which helped him train for the marathon races in the future.

#He is an army man and he belongs to a village that has acute water issues. He hopes to win a medal at the Olympics to give something to his villagers to cheer about.

# Ram is taking part in the marathon event at the Olympics along with Gopi T and Nitendra Singh Rawat.

# This will be the first since in 56 years that three Indian athletes will be taking part in the Olympics.

#Kheta Ram had finished third in the Mumbai Marathon which helped him qualify for the Olympics.

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First Published : 21 Aug 2016, 10:28:00 AM