New Delhi: The marathoners participating in NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ completed 1091 kms of on the 14th day. The marathoners kick started their day from Bharuch and headed towards Navsari on NH-8.
The energy level of the party, led by Milind Soman, was at a new high as they were just 400 kms away from their destination, the Gateway of India.
The marathoners have completed 1091 kms.
Rajesh Tomar, vice-president, Asian Paralympic Committee said, “This is not a competitive event but a test for endurance. It’s not easy to run so many kilometres for so many days, what keeps these marathoners going is their mental strength.”
Tomar also appreciated the efforts of the volunteers working behind the stage.
While emphasising the need of regular physical workout, Dr Jauhari of Sir Gangaram Hospital said, “It’s very important for the young people to be fit and NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ is an initiative in the same direction. The three diseases that are affecting the majority of the population today are hypertension, diabetes and obesity but if one starts running at the right time he can be free from all these diseases.”
NewsX-Pro Sportify ‘The Great India Run’ is a cross-country run which is witnessing the participation of 18 Indian and many international runners in a bid to create a new record for the fastest time, covering a distance of 1,480 kms in just 21 days.