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Top runners to feature in Bengaluru Marathon this Sunday

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2.58K   //    17 Oct 2014, 13:00 IST
Reeth Abraham

Bangalore, Oct 17 (IANS) The country's leading long-distance runners like Karan Singh, Sudha Singh and Kavita Raut will be among some 10,000 competitors participating in the Shriram Properties-sponsored Bengaluru Marathon to be run here Sunday morning. Besides the full marathon which has attracted over 1,500 entries, there will be half-marathon and a 5kms charity run, according to the event's brand ambassador and former international long jumper Reeth Abraham.

The winners, both men and women, in the Elite category will receive Rs. 2 lakh each from a total pool of Rs. 45 lakh.

Meanwhile, a pre-event Expo has been organised Saturday when former Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie will distribute bibs to athletes while also interacting with them.

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