Amit Sheth is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and a long distance runner.
Amit started running at the age of 38 with the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2006, and since then he has run over 25 Marathons and Ultra Marathons around the world.
Amit was the first Indian to run the 56 Km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, held in South Africa. He was also the first Indian to run the 89 Km Comrades Ultra Marathon (dubbed as the Ultimate Human Race) in South Africa in 2009. Amit, along with wife Neepa, became the first Indian husband-wife team to stand on the finish line of the Comrades Ultra Marathon in 2010. Amit has been appointed as the International Brand Ambassador by the Comrades Marathon Association. He has established RuHI (Runners for Hope Initiative) a charity for the treatment of children suffering from cancer.
Amit’s book “Dare to Run” (an Economic Times Bestseller), is a collection of essays in which he shares his perspective on running, life, religion, and spirituality. These essays motivate and inspire you not only to run but also to test and push your limits, to conquer your fears and above all, to relentlessly pursue your dreams and passions.
Amit Sheth has an M.B.A degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, U.S.A., and an M.S (Plastics Engineering) degree also from University of Massachusetts, Lowell, U.S.A., followed by an LL.B (G) degree from University of Mumbai.
He resides in Mumbai, with his wife Neepa (also a passionate Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon runner and a 4 times Comrades Marathon finisher) and his two children Namrata and Aryan.