Sometimes, sport is not about the competition. It transcends into a community event. Sometimes, grand old men can participate in a marathon, with their six-year-old granddaughter sitting pretty on their shoulders. Sometimes, you can make a difference… just by running.
Santosh Kumar of Maharashtra and Pampa Chanda of West Bengal bagged the honours among men and women respectively in the third edition of Chennai Marathon here today. Santhosh clocked one hour seven minutes and nine seconds in the 21.09 km run to claim top prize of Rs 3 lakh. In the women’s event, Pampa won with a timing of one hour 21 minutes and 42 seconds. Among Tamil Nadu men, Nagendra Rao was the fastest, clocking one hour, seven minutes and 16 seconds in the event, organised with aid of ‘GiveLife’ charity. Among Tamil Nadu women, Sudha grabbed top honours, with Padmavathi and Shanthi coming in second and third respectively.
expressbuzz.com: Chennai Marathon to be star-studded affair
The marathon, promises to be a star-studded affair with several politicians, film stars, sportspersons and eminent citizens promising to lend their hand for the cause. Although there are no professional international runners taking part in the meet, still the marathon promises to be an exciting affair. About 5000 runners will bee seen in the professional 21 kms run.
Indiainfoline.com: MARG Chennai Marathon 2010 saw participation by over one lakh proud marathon runners
The much awaited MARG Chennai Marathon 2010 saw participation from millions of proud Chennaiites enthusiastically living up to the indomitable spirit of the city. Ms. Kanimozhi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament; Mohideen Khan, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, sports & Youth Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu; Dr. Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu; Mr. M. Subramaniam, Hon’ble Mayor of Chennai; Actors Arya, Priyamani and Sneha; Mr. GRK Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director, MARG Group; Fr. Gasper Raj, Founder, Tamil Maiyam and several other who’s who of the city were present on the occasion.
Chennai wake up Sunday morning to participate in Marg-GiveLife Chennai Marathon to help underprivileged kids. Organised by Tamil Maiyam, the Marg-GiveLife Chennai Marathon kicked off on Sunday morning. The 21 kms marathon run, which is a star-studded affair, will end at the Anna Square on the Marina beach..