Nelson Machado

Nelson Machado

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A few about word about myself:

All through my affiliation to sports had been as a spectator,

Until 2011 when I made up my mind that I wanted to quit smoking (after many previous attempts), I was recommended to start exercising regularly, and the obvious recommendation was to run as good cardio, and I suppose that was the best combination I could choose.

I did start running regularly, when a colleague and a friend Shafi Kana, would raise the bar from a 5K to a 10K, and that’s when a Shafi got me to register for the best half marathon in the world.

Hence the journey as a runner had started, and there has been no looking back.

running has introduced me to this community that is now a part of life, The Friday morning runs are a ritual which cannot be missed, even if it means that I have gone to sleep way past midnight.

I have not been a major traveler but have been able to do races in and around Dubai, Marathons, half-marathons, and also an Ultra.

Marathons (42.2kms)
Half Marathons (21.1kms)
Ultra Marathon (2 Oceans Marathon)

There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.”

Kristin Armstrong
Kristin ArmstrongBicycler

Every time I run it's with the mindset that if I die at this race, it's OK."

Yuki Kawauchi
Yuki KawauchiJapanese runner

I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”

Dean Karnazes
Dean KarnazesAmerican Ultramarathon runner and Author of Ultramarathon Man

Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.”

Kara Goucher
Kara GoucherAmerican Runner

The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves. I took a challenge to run that fast. It consumes a lot of energy especially mentally. But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time.”

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud KipchogeKenyan long-distance runner


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