Khurshid Mistry wins National Road Race – 10 KMS
Masters Athletics of Maharashtra had organised the Masters National Road Races on November 25, 2012 at Thane. Around 500 athletes from various states of the country participated in the Nationals.
Ms Khurshid Mistry represented the State of Maharashtra and has won the 10 kms National Road Race in 2nd position. She completed 10 kms in 52 minutes.
This time the competition was tough for her because she was running under the age group of 30+ which was much lower than her age category.
This is her second achievement in long distance running this year. In January 2012 she had won the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012- Half Marathon under the Veteran Category. She completed 21 kms in 1hour 53 minutes and secured 3rd position (2nd Indian women in the category). Thereafter in the month of March 2012 she won 3 Gold Medals in State Level Meet for 100mts, 200mts and 400 mts sprints.
Ms Khurshid Mistry is basically a Sprinter who has won a number of accolades in 100 mts, 200mts and 400mts in various competitions in State, National and International level during the last four years. Recently she has also started running the Marathon.
She daily trains under her coach Mr Dinanath Maurya at Priya Darshini Park. She is working as an Associate Vice President at UTI Mutual Fund.
Regarding her achievement Khurshid said,”When I have to run the Marathon, at least three months before the event I need to stop my speed training and start long distance endurance training. The transition is not simple and requires a lot of hard work and self motivation”