Meet India’s champion female blade runner – Kiran Kanojia
In 2011, Kiran Kanojia, an Infosys employee, lost her legs while fighting off robbers on a train.
Two boys tried to snatch her bag and when she tried to defend herself, they pushed her out of the train. That has not stopped her. Today she is a champion blade runner, constantly pushing the limits with marathon after marathon.
After the accident, she moved to Hyderabad for amputation. She tried a prosthetic leg and gradually began to adopt a new way of life.
In 2014, Kiran attempted the Hyderabad Airtel Marathon and won her first medal. Today, at 28, Kiran is a champion blade runner and is invited to Delhi and Mumbai to run and flag off marathons.
Her immediate goal is to participate in the Paralympic Games and make the country proud. When she was depressed, she found her inspiration in Oscar Pistorius’ achievements at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
She was recently been felicitated at the NITI Aayog Women Transforming India Awards, along with 11 other strong women from different walks of life.
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