65-year-old Lata Kare from Maharashtra was a daily wage labourer facing financial crises, which get worse owing to her husband’s ailing condition. She was forced to overlook her own ailments to run a marathon in Baramati in the hope to use the prize money for her husband’s treatment.
She ran her first marathon to win money to cover her husband’s medical expenses, and won. She went on to run and win two more. Her inspiring story was adapted into a movie, which received a special mention in the National Film Awards.