Mumbai, Aug 26: Fast&Up, India’s sports and active nutrition brand, on Monday roped in athlete Govindan Lakshmanan. The Tamil Nadu born athlete had rose to fame after winning a double gold in the 5,000 and 10,000m Asian Championship 2017 in Orissa. Elated by his new partnership with nutrition brand Lakshmanan said, "As a long-distance runner we put in 150 kms of running a week and it is very important we take supplements along with normal healthy food''.
Fast&Up CEO Vijayaraghavan Venugopal said, "We hope to help Lakshmanan achieve his dream of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games. He is among the best long-distance runners in Asia and we are immensely proud to be associated with the athlete''. Earlier, the long-distance runner won the bronze in the 5,000m with a time of 13.36.62 and silver in the 10,000m with a time of 29.42.81 in the 2015 Wuhan Asian Championship. Fast&Up is in partnership with over 100 Indian athletes which include cricketer Mayank Agarwal, table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and footballer Iain Hume.(UNI)