Vickram has been a fitness enthusiast right from his teenage years, that is for over two and a half decades now. Already being an Ultra Marathoner, having run a distance of 74.80 km, and a Randonneur, having bicycled distances of over 200 km in a single day, he aspires to become a Triathlete.
Through most of his childhood, having suffered from allergic bronchitis gave him the impetus to work on his fitness and that is when he hit the gym. Over time, he represented his college at various bodybuilding competitions.
It was in 2009, that he realized the benefits of endurance sports when he took to bicycling and running. He ran his first World 10K Bangalore in May 2010, and his first marathon in Bengaluru Marathon in 2015. During his running journey, he has run many ultramarathons, completed several marathons, half marathons and innumerable 10K.
As a Media Professional, with over 21 years of experience he recently quit his corporate life and is currently self-employed that gives him more time to pursue his passion as his career goal.
He believes that running is dynamic meditation and enjoys pacing other runners during training and events. He says “it gives me great satisfaction and a sense of achievement seeing other runners cross the finish line”. He’s been the OFFICIAL PACER for Procam’s TMM ’18 marathon, and Life in Calling ‘Bangalore Thump’ half marathon for three consecutive years. He has also been an EVENT AMBASSADOR of Life is Calling’s flagship events, Bangalore Thump and Celebration Mysuru Run, and Puma’s BRAND INFLUENCER. He was also the program manager of the IRONMAN 70.3 Goa 2018 event.
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He emphasizes on the need for not just physical fitness, but for one to be happy and healthy mentally too. He is promoting and spreading this message by founding and managing RUNPHORICS in Bengaluru, which is a group of like-minded people, who are into holistic fitness.