About Coach Kay

Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Kannan Sundararajan, also known as Coach Kay, and I am an experienced, certified coach with a passion for sports and endurance running. With a Mechanical Engineering degree, as well as certifications in project management, agile Scrum master, and Lean Six-Sigma black belt, I have also held leadership roles in multinational companies. However, in 2016, I decided to pursue my passion for coaching and launched KaysFIT Academy, where I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, UESCA ultrarunning and performance coach, race director, and corporate fitness consultant. I am proud to have also created marquee events such as OOTYULTRA and Bison Ultra, where my goal is to provide runners with a measured, premium experience in exotic locations

Coaching Style

As a coach and mentor, I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals and discover their full potential. With in-depth knowledge of running, sports performance, human anatomy, kinesiology, functional training, sports conditioning, and years of ultrarunning experience, I offer a unique approach to coaching. Using my background in project management and professional process excellence, I teach my clients the best planning skills, empowering them to become their best selves and achieve lifelong success. Remember the saying, “Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime”? That’s the philosophy I bring to every coaching relationship.

Running credentials

  • Completed over 50 marathons and 20+ ultramarathons since 2011
  • Ran 42 marathons in 42 consecutive weekends across India in 2015-2016 to spread awareness of road safety and first aid
  • Back-to-back finisher of the Comrades Marathon, a 90 km ultramarathon in South Africa
  • Completed the 100-miler (160 km road race) at The Border 100 miler in under 27 hours and 59 minutes
  • First-ever finisher of The Triangular Run Challenge, completing 500 km in one month in May 2019

Ultramarathon coach & ACE Certified personal trainer.

External mentions & references

Road Safety Ambassador

I regularly organise First Aid and CPR training for various corporations and communities. Through the #helpkiran campaign, I raised over 6.5 lakhs within one month to support an accident victim in Bangalore. Read read read about the #helpkirantoday campaign

A good Samaritan

Kay is a recipient of ALERT BEING AWARD – 2017 for being a good samaritan for saving lives and accident victims.

Road Safety Campaign in Limca Book of Records

The 2018 edition of the Limca Book of Records featured my Marathon Safety Campaign under the human story section.

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