Ultramarathoners 400 Kms away from Mumbai as The Great India Run poised for an early completion
In a sport of endurance rather than speed, rarely are Ultramarathoners concerned with the time they take to complete a course. Every now and then, however, we play witness to something special.
While the runners participating in The Great India Run initially aimed to cover the 1480 km distance from Delhi to Mumbai in 21 days, the sense of occasion which has overpowered the pack now sees them only 400 km from the financial capital of the country.
This results in the Run finishing on 4th August 2016, two days prior to the scheduled dates of 6th August 2016. The event, conceptualized by ProSportify and MobieFit Technologies was an attempt to inspire a generation to fitness, and the huge numbers in which the people have participated in the 5K fun runs across all the pit stops only showcases the huge following that The Great India Run has actually garnered so far.
Battling the cruel humidity, the runners valiantly stuck to their task on the route, with Arun Bhardwaj, Siddarth Choudhary, Kaushal Chauhan and Dhanaee Kumar leading the group.
Icon Runner Milind Soman who is running on a special route from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa was also on track to complete the course, just 440km away from the financial capital today morning, commencing his run from Jambuva. Both legs of The Great India Run are due to meet in Mumbai on the 4th of August, to provide a fitting end to what is turning into a fantastic spectacle.