Over 2, 300 runners brave chilly weather to take part in Delhi marathonDecember 23rd, 2007 - 9:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Braving the chilly weather, over 2, 300 people today participated in Indian open marathon held under the aegis of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in Delhi.
Athletes running Full Marathon covered a distance of 42 Kilometres and those who took part in half marathon ran 21 Kilometres.
Corporate executives, school children, physically challenged, young and old from every section of society took part in the marathon.
Expressing his happiness over popularisation of sport of road running, B L Dogra Director Athletics Federation of India (AFI), said, “Of late people have started taking interest in road running many organisations are coming forward and giving a lot of prize money where the athletes are benefited financially also and there is definitely indirect improvement in the road running the world over.”
“Road running is becoming very popular because it provides money to the runners and also it improves their performance in terms of timings on the roads,” Dogra added.
The venue of the event was Guru Harkrishan Public School near National stadium in India Gate.
The winners of the full marathon were Satya Prakash and Rina Das who won Rs. 2 lakh each while Rajesh Pal Singh and Kamlesh Baghol were adjudged the winners of the half marathon and they won Rs. 50,000 each. (ANI)
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