Mansoor Ali Shaikh (b Sep 29, 1974) of Mumbai, currently based in Dubai, became the first Indian to successfully complete the 7 Emirates Run, an ultramarathon across all seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as he covered 575 km in 12 days from Nov 21 - Dec 2, 2014. His actual running time was 73 hr 30 min. The desert run was held with a charitable mission – to help children back on their feet.