New Delhi: Amidst the third day of the NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great Indian Run’- India’s first multi-city marathon, the athletes have so far completed 200 km of their mega 1480-km run.
The marathoners who began their journey from India Gate in Delhi, till the 3rd day covered Haryana, completing 200 kms of the total 1480. The athletes are expected to reach Jaipur by tomorrow.
One of the runners said, “I am not an ultra runner as such but I am taking suggestion and advice from people around. There is motivation around … there is a lot of motivation within the group … we have to try our best, we don’t know how the body will behave in the coming days but we have to give our 100 percent.”
Another marathoner said, “I like it very much and I respect it very much. I am very grateful.”
Amidst all the colours, vibrancy and celebration, celebrities too graced the event. Flagging off the carnival was Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with Sports minister Vijay Goel and former Olympian Anju Bobby George.
Kiren Rijiju and Vijay Goel appreciated NewsX for its efforts in organizing such an event with the aim of changing the perception about running in the country.
The cross-country run will witness 18 Indian and international runners set a new record for the fastest time, covering a distance of 1,480 kms. On an average, the runners will be running 80 km a day and will most likely be starting at 6 am every morning.
18 ultra marathoners have taken the challenge who are now on their way to conquer the unprecedented peace. The run is said to play a big role in uniting countries all over the world.
Conceptualised by ProSportify, which was behind the Pro Wrestling League, the event is backed by celebrity runner and former supermodel Milind Soman, who, at 50, successfully completed the Ironman Triathlon — one of the world’s most toughest races — in Zurich, and actor Gul Panag.