New Delhi: 1,480 kms in 21 days is an impossible ordeal for any normal working person, that is why 18 Indian and international runners embarked on this astounding journey from the memorable India Gate in New Delhi to the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai.
In conditions where individuals could've literally 'broken a leg', these athletes endured the harsh turnings on the road and changes in the climate. But at the end of the day, it was their fierce determination and their will for the greater good of advocating sports in India that saw them through the final hurdle.
The 21-day ultra-marathon was finished on Thursday, two days prior to the initial target set by the athletes.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis congratulated the athletes as they arrived in Mumbai and expressed his optimism for the Indian athletes bound for Rio Olympics. "These athletes are no less than Superman," exclaimed the minister. The event was also attended by the Managing Director of NewsX, Kartikeya Sharma.
People became spectator to an aw-inducing incident yesterday when supermodel Milind Soman's 76-year-old mother ran for a few minutes with her son. And her happiness and excitement was apparent when asked about this immense hurdle the athletes had passed. Milind Soman joined the party from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, a route – he professes – he has passed many times.
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.