Running a marathon is no easy feat, and doing it while wearing a saree adds an extra level of challenge.

With that, meet the 41-year-old Madhusmita Jena Das, who lives in the United Kingdom and has gone viral after she ran 42.5 kilometers as part of a Manchester marathon, all while wearing a saree.

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Known as a fitness enthusiast, Madhu dons a beautiful red Sambalpuri saree and orange sneakers to complete the run in four hours and fifty minutes. We are not surprised when her achievement was shared on social media platforms by multiple users, including 'Friends of India Soc Intl UK.'

Running in a saree wasn’t a breeze…

Check out one of the comments:

"A fantastic achievement for an Odia marathoner from the UK, Madhusmita Jena, who ran the Manchester marathon yesterday 16 Apr “wearing a Sari”. Running a full marathon of 42.2 km is a hard task; running it in a sari makes it difficult. But Madhu ran the full distance.”

It takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and perseverance to train for and complete a marathon, and Madhu has clearly shown all of these qualities.

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