New Delhi: Beautiful hills and city welcomed the runners of NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ on Day 5. Completing 281 kilometers, the marathoners hit the Pink City Jaipur on Thursday.

Speaking about this amazing yet challenging run, Sports Editor at The Sunday Guardian Saji Chacko said, “Ultra-marathon is the toughest form of marathon. You need a large heart, lots of stamina, planning. It’s just not about mindless running.”

Sneha Malhotra, from the ‘The Great India Run’ organisers team said that the atmosphere here is absolutely vibrant, with joyous people just loving this city. Its amazing to see runners not stopping and they just want to run in this Jaipur city, in this heat.

Sneha also mentioned that many locals from the city were enquiring about the marathon and wanted to register for the run.

Former Hockey Player Aslam Sher Khan said, “I think it’s a very big thing. These type of races are very difficult to manage and I think for the athletes also this is important. They are running in this heat … it is absolutely fantastic.”

NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ is a cross-country run which 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.