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Dr Dhruti Bal

If you are interested in running or specifically ultra running (any distance beyond 42.2 KM), the story of Dr. Dhruti Bal would inspire you to take up the sport.

During her school days, Dhruti trained at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) as a sprinter.

She started the journey of long distance running 8 years back.

In Jan 2023, she ran 42.2 KM in #Tata Mumbai Marathon wearing a saree to give a message that attire isn’t a barrier to achieve fitness.

She ventured into ultra running in 2021 when she ran 106 KM and secured the top three position in the women’s category.

In March 2023, she ran 127 KM in 24 hours during Bangalore Stadium Run organised by NEB Sports.

A few months later she won the first prize in the women’s category by completing 132.6 KM in the 24 hour run organised by Bhasin Sports.

She is a PhD holder in Nutrition Science. She has worked across various life stages of nutrition in different product categories.

She has more than 16 years of corporate experience. She built the Nutrition Science department in her organization and went on to head the department.

She has executed nutrition intervention programs for children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women for Govt of Karnataka, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, AIIMS New Delhi, National Health Mission and Govt of Rajasthan.

She is also a member of National Millet Mission, Nutrition Society of India, and Protein Foods and Nutrition Development Association of India.

She has been a guest speaker at many scientific conferences of international and national repute.

She provides nutrition coaching to India’s elite long distance athletes. She also provides coaching to children/teenagers who have an interest in sports like cricket, football, and running.

She is a running coach at Garmin Running Club, Bangalore and brand ambassador for Brooks Running.

She wears different hats to perfection. A working professional, running coach, nutrition and lifestyle coach, ultra marathoner, saree runner and mother of two wonderful kids.

She aspires to inspire thousands of youngsters to take up running and adopt a healthier lifestyle.