Who says a perfect track suit is necessary for marathon running? Who says women with saree resembles sobriety? This all question answered and proved wrong by Jayanthi Sampathkumar 44-year old lady. She decided to run in marathon by going against the convention and promote the handloom and inspire women.
So who is Jayanthi SampathKumar after all? What is she up to? Why did she run in a saree?
About 20,000 people ran in Marathon of 42 km at Hyderabad on Sunday, all tried their best to finish Marathon in given time and many completed too but Jayanthi Sampathkumar drowned everyone’s attention towards her. And she managed to cover entire 42-km stretch.
Why did she ran in saree?
Lets see by her, “I want to promote handloom and encourage women. This is a statement of my support. I’m cyclist and ride very often, and notice a lot of plastic pollution happening around us. I’m keen to curb that and want to use this platform to oppose it. For that, maybe I should run in asari made of plastic wrappers people throw” jokes Jayanthi.
Also her simple sandal signifies the same.She stated that she wanted to run marathon in barefoot but the stones hurt her so she opted for simple sandal.
She became inspiration for all women in society. Jayanthi’s next step is to enter her name in Guinness Book of World Records.
In an exclusive interview with Deccan Chronicle, Jayanthi spoke about her experience and said “It was a great experience! And yes, many more curious to take selfies with me.”
Through all this, the 44 year old Jayanthi Sampath might just have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Jayanthi has applied to win the title to have run the ‘fastest marathon in a sari’.
One more odd convention supporter in this Marathon
Beside this, accompany and support given by Uday Bhaskar Dandamudi 27 year old who ran the marathon in ‘dhoti’. Indian traditionalism is prominently showed in the Marathon.
This is not the first time happening, earlier in December 2013, 61 year old Lata Bhagwan Kare also ran in Saree, barefoot and won the Baramati marathon.
Women of these spirit are inspiration to society. Those who are gender stereotype we have Jayanthi Sampathkumar like lady going against them to prove a point.