Dharmendra is a former management consultant, an occasional quizzer and a freelance writer who loves filter coffee and reading books. He started running in 2001 while at a beautiful campus in Lucknow and has run in over two dozen events of marathon distance or over. He has run in the 1st and 10th editions of the Kaveri Trail Marathon and the Bangalore Ultra, as well as the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge and all the editions of the Mumbai Marathon among other memorable events. He has written for Business World, the Guardian Running Blog, MINT and Man’s World and others. He is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow and NIT Trichy.