|Born||1 May 1997 (age 23)|
|Event(s)||800 & 1500 m|
|Coached by||Jaswinder Bhatia|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m – 1:49.05 (2017)|
1500 m – 3:41.93 (2017)
Saroj is the youngest of three brothers, and has three sisters. His father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. He took up athletics at age 15.
Ajay Kumar Saroj hails from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Noticing his lack of interest in academics, his family encouraged him to take up sport at a young age. An avid learner, he used to watch the Olympic Games on television to learn the nuances of athletics. Beginning his career on track with 400m, Saroj, on the suggestion of his coach, shifted his focus to 1500m & 800m.
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