Lallu Lal Meena (India) passed away
Lallu Lal Meena passed away on February 10th, 2021 just 10 days after his 39th birthday. He had represented the Indian Ultra Running Team at two International Ultrarunning Championships (100 km World Championship in Croatia and 24H Continental Championship in Taipei). At the 2018 IAU 100 K World Championships held at Croatia in September, he clocked 9 hours 17 minutes 20 seconds. Hard work, dedication, persistence and humility flowed through his veins.
While his first race was a 12 K cross country, his first ultra event was part of his training which was a distance of 60 km, half trail and half road. It was after this run he started participating in ultra races organized around the country since 2016.
Lallu Lal Meena helped position India as one of the powerhouses of ultrarunning in Asia. With his grit and determination he always showed up to run for India. His smiling face will be missed sorely in the races. On a personal note, he never missed an opportunity to reach out to wish me on special occasions. He was a truly genuine person. Rest in Peace Meenaji!
Nadeem Khan, IAU President
On behalf of the IAU our thoughts are with Lallu Lal Meena´s family and the Indian ultrarunning family during these very difficult times.
IAU Director of Communication