Sangeeta and Sunil Shetty have been running for 15 yrs now and are one of the most known couple in the running circuit of the country. In fact they are referred as the " first couple of running”
They jointly hold 3 national records for the first Indian couple to run for 100 KMS, 24 hrs and 36 hrs. The 48 hrs race was the first time in India and all participants were attempting it for the first time. The only breaks the couple took during the 48 hrs was for food, washroom, change in clothes/shoes and medical check ups.
They continuously ran through the day and night except for 30 mins breaks every 12 hrs to rest the legs. Sangeeta covered 214 KMS and stood 2nd amongst the females and Sunil ran 266 kms and stood 4th in the Mens category. End of the race they became the first couple in the world to run for 48 hrs. The race was organised by NEB Sports and recognised by the Athletic Federation of India.