Graduate will take on Chicago Marathon – by training in Deserts of Chile

Graduate will take on  Chicago Marathon - by training in  Deserts of Chile

Deepak Shukla will in one week be flying out to the USA to run the world famous Chicago marathon, having trained for it around the world. Doctors and athletes recommend 6 months preparation for your first marathon, at a minimum. And despite his extensive training, Deepak has had only 3.5 months.

Having finished his studies in Literature at Warwick University only last year, Deepak decided on a whim to run a marathon just before flying out to Caracas, Venezuela. His three month South American trip bought him back home only 7 weeks before the marathon. It was with this knowledge that Deepak went on a worldwide running trip.

Having learnt Spanish along the way, from scratch, the Deloitte graduate trainee has found himself running along highways through the deserts of Chile, has been chased by rabid dogs across landfill and construction sites in Bolivia, along train tracks in Argentina, the world’s largest salt flats and through the city streets of Paraguay, as well as around castle walls in Germany.

The charity he is running for, The British Asian Trust provides relief for underprivileged South Asians in the UK and abroad. Some of these underpriviledged people include his family. “This is why I am running, because I know what my mum and dad gave me in coming to England as economic migrants.”

If you would like to help Deepak change someone’s life visit and sponsor him before October 11th! You can also view his blog, detailing all of his South American exploits at

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