Sagar Rai Deka, a thirty-year-old promising young entrepreneur of Mangaldai was the first sportsman from Assam to take part in the spectacular International Ergo White Nights Marathon held at St Petersburg in Russia on July 22 last.
Sagar completed the 42 km full marathon. A total of ten thousand participants from different countries took part in this historic marathon.
Before joining the race in Russia, Sagar already had the reputation of successfully finishing the 42 km Ladakh full Marathon organized at Leh, the capital of Ladakh on September 10 of last year. The ‘Ladakh Marathon’ at a height of 11,500 feet is known as one of the highest marathon in the world.
Sagar said, that while he was studying in school and college, he used to eat a lot of junk food which led him to become overweight. He could get out of it only when he started to practice running and gradually it turned into a hobby and then became his passion.
Also a business person, his innovative new business idea is visible in the SRD Group and their successful entry into the entertainment and restaurants business with high-quality laser technology cinemax – ‘Dream Theatre’ and a restaurant ‘Khar-Khowa’.