Bhakti Mathur finishes the New York City marathon in four hours and 45 minutes in November, 2017. Photo courtesy of Bhakti Mathur

How to run marathons faster: run more, do strength training, lose weight before race, ultrarunners teach marathon debutante

Hongkonger Bhakti Mathur, having run her first marathon, seeks advice from two ultrarunners on how to improve her times, and makes some unexpected discoveries about her body

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Bhakti Mathur finishes the New York City marathon in four hours and 45 minutes in November, 2017. Photo courtesy of Bhakti Mathur
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Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.