Bahadur Dhoni and Jyoti Gowate steal the show at Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon 2016
The curtains came down on the much-awaited marathon of Bangalore – the third edition of Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon, which concluded today amongst much fanfare and enthusiasm. The event was flagged off by ace badminton coach Mr. Pullela Gopichand during the wee hours of the morning, which saw the city’s running and fitness enthusiast push themselves and complete at the three different categories of the run - the full marathon of 42.195 km, the half marathon of 21.1 km and the Titan Octane 5Km Hope Run. The total prize money was Rs. 30 Lakhs.
There were over 15, 000 runners who participated at the marathon, including a group of 24 visually impaired kids from Samarthanam Trust for Disabled ran the 5Km Hope Run. The hope run had been introduced with a vision of popularizing running within the community, where the spectators came in large numbers to cheer the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. M Murali, Managing Director, Shriram Properties said, “It was exhilarating to see the citizens of Bangalore come out and participate in such large numbers today. We will continue to improve and raise the standard of this event in the subsequent editions, for every citizen of this city to be proud of."
Mr. Nagaraj Adiga, Race Director, Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon said, “We are delighted that Shriram Properties has once again extended their undeterred support towards making this marathon a stellar event. It is remarkable to see such enthusiastic participation year after year, and we look forward to make this event bigger in the coming editions.”
The enthusiastic full marathon elite winner Bahadur Dhoni said, “I would like to thank the organizers of the Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon and the citizens of Bengaluru for such a great event. I had a wonderful experience participating in the run. The event was well organized with proper facilities provided all through the run. More initiatives such as these is a must for sportsmen in the nation."
The Honorable Home Minister of Karnataka, Dr. G Parameshwara who also presided at the awards ceremony lauded the enthusiasm and spirit of Bengalureans and congratulated the winners. He spoke of the unifying strength of sports. He motivated all the athletes to strive and bring greater glory to the nation at international sports meets.
The List of Winners:
Full marathon (Elite Male):
Full marathon (Elite Female):
Half marathon (Elite Male):
Half marathon (Elite Female):