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Fuel For My Journey A Memoir About Running Marathons Post Cardiac Surgery

Author Name: Dhananjay Yellurkar | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Sports & Games | Other Details

In this inspiring memoir, Dhananjay Yellurkar brings to life the old adage about mind over body and shares his story of becoming the rare person who has run full marathons across six continents post his heart attack and open-heart surgery. His transformative journey from being a breadwinner in his mid-40s, struggling to deal with the aftermath of a major surgery to becoming a passionate long-distance runner is written in a breezy yet captivating style. From the challenges of training regularly on the streets of Mumbai, running marathons in New York City, Berlin, Paris and Gold Coast, donning the cap of a pacer at Mumbai, running an adventure marathon in the savannahs of South Africa to completing one of the toughest marathons in Antarctica, the reader is immersed in a mesmerizing journey of a former non-athlete that is filled with a spirit of grit, tenacity and hope.   

Dhananjay’s story of a strong comeback and rediscovery is underlined by the values that the marathons have taught him – courage, discipline, honour, humility, kindness, faith and patience. His decade-long tryst with long-distance running provides a fascinating glimpse into the immense potential of a human body, which when pushed to its limits can demonstrate amazing results. Above all, it takes you into the mind of a marathoner whose only aim is to become a better version of himself.

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Dhananjay Yellurkar

Dhananjay Yellurkar is a senior finance professional and an avid marathoner. He is an alumnus of SDMCET, Dharwad and Northeastern University, Boston. “Fuel for My Journey” marks his debut as an author.

At 58 years, Dhananjay’s primary objective of writing this memoir is to share his comeback story. In the past twelve years, he has managed to bust many myths regarding what a heart patient can or cannot do. To keep himself fit post a heart attack and multi-vessel bypass surgery, he picked up long-distance running and has run over dozen marathons across six continents.

Dhananjay lives in Mumbai with his wife, two children and a pet dog.



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