My name is Kannan Sundararajan. I’m also known as Coach Kay. Since I was a child, I was constantly engaged in athletics, and my passion for sports and sports theory only grew as I began to immerse myself in endurance running in 2011. I’m proud of the many things I did in my journey in sports; I’m an experienced, certified coach.

With a Mechanical Engineering degree, I’m also a certified project manager, agile Scrum master and a Lean Six-Sigma black belt holder. I’ve also played leadership roles in several multinational companies, including Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and Siemens Industry Software. After working for 24 years, I left my corporate career (LinkedIn profile) and launched KaysFIT Academy in 2016, chasing my passion for coaching. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, UESCA ultrarunning & performance coach, race director, and corporate fitness consultant.

OOTYULTRA, my marquee marathon event, was launched in 2018. It’s conducted early in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, and my goal was to create a measured, premium experience for runners in a destination unexplored by many. In the three editions that followed, I’m proud to say that my event has stayed true to the vision with which I started this event.

I also created Bison Ultra in 2019, an even smaller, more exotic experience for ultrarunners in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu.

Coaching Style

I’m a friendly coach and mentor. I bring my in-depth knowledge of running, sports performance, human anatomy, kinesiology, functional training, sports conditioning, and numerous years of ultrarunning experience into my coaching.

Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime

I also enjoy bringing in my experience in project management and professional process excellence to teach my clients the best planning skills, helping them discover their best selves and achieve their goals in a structured manner.


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Ultramarathon coach & ACE Certified personal trainer.

Coach Kay sports conditioning specialis

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.

Kannan Sundararajan Road Safety Campaign in Limca Book of Records

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