Ep 130: Sonia Ahuja, 2nd Place Woman Finisher at the Badwater 135 Talks About Her Secrets of Success
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have Sonia Ahuja, the 2nd fastest woman to finish the world’s toughest foot race — Badwater 135 this year, and the fastest Indian to finish the race. Vikas and Sonia discuss all about her fitness journey, training, corporate career, her journey to Badwater, and a lot more in this episode.
Sonia Ahuja is an extraordinary long-distance runner who has conquered numerous challenges in pursuit of her passion. With her unwavering determination and discipline, she embarked on a nonstop journey of 135 miles, enduring the scorching summer heat from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in an amazing time of 25:42:51. Sonia’s running journey began in 2014 when she discovered the joy of pushing her body beyond limits, transitioning from marathons to ultramarathons. Her remarkable achievements include placing first in the Miami 100 and setting a new course record in Brazil’s ultramarathon. Sonia’s dedication to running serves as an inspiration to others, motivating them to embark on their own fitness journeys and embrace a disciplined and consistent approach. Sonia’s extensive experience spans CXO-level roles and encompasses areas such as M&A, business model transformation, IPO readiness, and value creation for PE and VC-backed firms. With a focus on delivering exceptional results and driving growth, Sonia is a true leader in her field, and she tries her best to incorporate lessons learned from her running journey into her work life as well.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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