New Delhi: The second leg of NewsX-Pro Sportify 'The Great India Run' kicked off in Ahmedabad which also included a 5 km fun run by residents of Ahmedabad to encourage the marathoners and the Olympians.
In Ahmedabad the elite marathoners were joined by renowned actor model and Ironman Milind Soman. The marathoners completed 67 kms on the 11th day of the The Great India Run and the reached Anand in Gujarat.
The excitement of the participants of the marathon was at its peak when the Minister of Social Justice Ramlal Vora and the Mayor of Ahmedabad Gautam Shah flagged off the second leg of the event. Ramlal Vora appreciated the idea of NewsX-Pro Sportify 'The Great India Run' for motivating the Olympians.
Milind Soman said, "The Great India Run is both mentally and physically challenging but the marathoners have a lot of endurance which has kept them going." Soman also shared that he in particular likes to run barefoot where ever possible and finds it more comfortable than running in shoes.
He was seen running in his sandals.
“As the marathoners have entered Gujarat they must be enjoying their run with such a good weather. However, this is not an easy task to run so much,” said Sunita Godara, former Indian marathon runner.
NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ is a cross-country run which is witnessing 18 Indian and many international runners participating in a bid to create a new record for the fastest time, covering a distance of 1,480 kms in 21 days.
On an average, the runners have been running 80 km a day, starting at 6 am every morning.