Rishi Piparaiya is an over-worked and over-traveled corporate executive based in the skies, 38,000 feet over India.
Professionally, Rishi heads sales and marketing for a financial services multinational. It’s a good gig – his awesome teams do all the work and he shows up to take the credit. Prior to this, he spent years dozing his way up to a super duper senior position at a fine global bank, which ironically never sleeps. His other professional claims to fame include running footballbetting syndicates in Spain and setting up random internet businesses that contributed to the dotcom bust.
Academically,he perfected the art of cracking exams without attending classes at the Cathedral & John Connon School, University of Rochester and Cornell University.
Athletically, the dude completes half marathons (21 km for the sportingly ignorant) in well under three hours. To put this speed into perspective, the rate of continental drift is four cms per year: landmasses take 500,000 years to cover the distance that he can in barely a few hours. To put this time in perspective ,the Mohenjo-daro and Harappa baloney that they taught us in school is 5,000 years old. So it’s no wonder that campion distance-running nations like Kenya and Ethiopia are clamoring to give him citizenship.