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Indian Olympic qualifiers to participate in Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2015

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 06:22 IST
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Kolkata, 12th December 2015: Kolkata will get to witness the pride of Indian athletics at the 2nd edition of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K on Sunday, 20th December 2015. India’s elite runners, among them 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers, will come together in the City of Joy to make history at India’s first accredited 25 km Distance Running event.

Highlighting the runners that will be present at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2015, are O.P. Jaisha, an Indian track and field athlete from Kerala. She is the current full marathon national record holder for her performance at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2015 and achieved her personal best at the full marathon at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. 

She is also a former national record holder in the 3000 metre steeplechase.

Lalita Babar from Central Railway is an Indian long-distance runner, who competes in the 3000 metre steeplechase and is the current Indian national record holder in the same event.

She is a three-time winner of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon and recently won the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships. She is the national half marathon record holder for her performance at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon this year.

Sudha Singh, a consistent performer in steeplechase events, is an Asian Games Gold Medallist, winning the metalware in 2010. She is also the winner of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2014 in the Half Marathon category, and was runner-up at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 2014.

O. Sanaton Singh is from the Indian Army. He won the ‘Run for Inclusion’ Half Marathon at Khuman Lumpak in Manipur in November 2015. Elam Singh, a 31-year-old Army Sports Institute (Pune) athlete, won the 2nd Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon in 2012.

Apart from these, there are 22 other noted Indian athletes that will participate in the second edition of the run, such as Gopi T, the well known top Elite athlete, and eight athletes from the Indian Army.

Published 11 Dec 2015, 18:40 IST
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