Footsteps Across the World


Every day across the CLP Group, employees of all ages take part in a breathtaking variety of sporting and recreational activities. Whether it is a lunchtime run, a yoga session after work, a vigorous game of football, or just a good, brisk walk, taking the time to exercise and work up a sweat makes people happier and more productive. It is good for the health of employees and the company.

Managing the Miles and the Mind

CLP India chief shares tips from training for a marathon to running an enterprise

It’s four in the morning in Mumbai. The alarm clock goes off in the bedroom of Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director of CLP India. He wakes up afresh to get ready for his running routine – his passion.

After a health shock in 2011, Rajiv now gets up at this wee hour six days a week to train before the city gets active with the hustle and bustle from commuters’ traffic. “You get more out of a day if you start your day early, even if you just read the papers or have a chat with your friends and family. You have more options. If you wake up late, you are in a catch-up mode,” Rajiv says.

Strangers Help a Wheelchair Racer (and Find Out Later She’s a Gold Medalist)


The mystery of the Chinese Paralympic champion in the New York City Marathon took a while to unravel.

The champion, Zou Lihong, was supposed to re-enact a great showdown from the Rio Games, where she beat the favored American, Tatyana McFadden, by a hair in the wheelchair marathon. But when McFadden crossed the Central Park finish line as the champion on Sunday, she hadn’t seen Zou for miles. None of the competitors had. Questions to a race official yielded no clue as to what had happened.

In Your Community: Pioneers Go the Distance

By Debra Manley, Billing Operations Analysts, Finance Billing Operations, AT&T

In 2008, I began running as a way to stay fit and healthy.  I never dreamed it would turn into so much more. After my husband passed away suddenly in 2010, I turned to running to find some peace of mind. It became my solace and offered me clarity. I can’t believe all the running goals I’ve accomplished; 2 full marathons, 8 half marathons and countless shorter races. Running has shaped my life not only physically but more importantly, mentally. I have a love and a passion for running that I want to share with others.

#DardenDigest: Getting Back on my Feet and in my Running Shoes


Last July I was driving home, and a drunk driver going 80 miles per hour crossed over the median in the road and hit my car in a head-on collision. My foot got caught between my brake and clutch pedals, resulting in 100 stitches and various rods needing to be placed in my foot. I was an avid runner before this accident, and now, doctors didn’t know if I’d even be able to walk for at least three months. They thought it would be about six months before I could even walk well.

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ING Run For Something Better® Grant Program Now Open

Grants for school running programs increased to $3,500 per school
Press Release

December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During 2014, ING U.S. is giving schools nationwide a unique opportunity to help students discover a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle through its ING Run For Something Better School Awards.  In partnership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), ING U.S. will provide a minimum of 60 grants of $3,500 each, representing a 40 percent increase from those awarded during the 2013 cycle.  The grant process is now open at

Running a Marathon Can Be Bad for the Heart, Especially in Less Prepared Runners, Say Experts

Heart muscle changes are more common and widespread in runners with lower fitness and less training, according to new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, October 9, 2013 – Investigators who studied a group of recreational marathon runners have established that strenuous exercise such as running a marathon can damage the heart muscle. Although they found the effect is temporary and reversible, they warn that these effects are more widespread in less fit distance runners and that recreational distance runners should prepare properly before marathons. Their findings are published in the October issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Run Your First Ultra


Thinking about doing your first 50-K? Here’s what the pros have to say.

By Lisa Jhung

MHealth Summit Focuses on Mobile Tech for Healthcare; Kaiser Permanente Saves $8M by Recycling Medical Devices; ING Supports Running for Health - Health Minute for December 10, 2012

Press Release

The fourth annual mHealth Summit, just concluded in Washington D.C., brought together 4,000 participants from 50 countries, experts from the private sector, NGOs, governments, and representatives of the tech industry. The attendees discussed how mobile technology is affecting healthcare and the major challenge: integrating an overwhelming stream of continuous information into health systems and patient care.

ING Run For Something Better® Grant Program Now Open

Revamped Website Offers Easier Application Process for 2013
Press Release

Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - This holiday season, ING U.S. is celebrating its fourth year of giving schools nationwide a unique opportunity to help students discover a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle through its ING Run For Something Better School Awards.


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