INDIA

‘Faith Runner’ Collapses On Final Day Of 10,000 km Quest

Aug 08, 2017 at 5:04 PM ET

Indian marathoner Samir Singh set a goal for running 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles) in 100 days.

Known as the “Faith Runner,” Singh spent nearly three months running between Mumbai’s slums and business district using donated clothes. The 44-year-old lived off of a few dollars a day, racing through monsoons and extreme heat. He suffered stomach problems and a viral fever during his mission, causing him to lose 35 pounds since setting his goal.

He needed to run 150km (93 miles) on his last day to reach his target after falling behind schedule but collapsed from exhaustion. Singh had to give up just 36 kilometers short of his goal.

Despite not reaching his goal, Singh inspired many others on social media with his perseverance.