New Delhi: As the NewsX – Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ entered day seven, the marathoners started the race from Dantri and ended in Barmer in Rajasthan, completing 540 kms.
Speaking about his experience so far, The Great India runner Siddharth Chowdhury said, “Today was a great day for me. Seventh day, continuous running and I see my body now gradually getting used to this long mileage.”
Former Shooter, Arjuna Awardee Samresh Jung said, “It’s a great effort. Basically, India in other sports is also coming up and this is the right time to motivate youngsters to into sports.”
“The fact remains that runners body are getting used to it, their bodies getting used to it and this is a big thing. For any sport running is always useful,” said Anshuman Gaekwad, Former Indian Coach.
Motivating the runners, Sunday Guardian Sports Editor Saji Chacko said, “It’s the most trying conditions and it differs from day to day. The indomitable spirit, the self belief, that’s I think is the defining factor for the runners here.”
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.