Over 10,000 runners participated for the 2nd edition of the IDBI Federal Kolkata full Marathon 2018

Kolkata, 04 February 2018: This year the city of joy saw over 10,000 enthusiastic participants gather at the 2nd edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon 2018. The city of joy was buzzing with vibrant chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ as he flagged off the Full Marathon at 5:00am, followed by Half Marathon at 6:15 am, while The Timed 10K run and 5K Hope Run started at 7:45 am and 8:15am respectively. Mr. Arup Biswas, Sports Minister and Mr Sujit Bose, MLA along with Sachin Tendulkar flagged off the Timed 10K run at Red Road here in Kolkata.

Sachin gave his autograph to at least 100 enthusiastic runners at the start line, who refused to move without the memorabilia. Others were happy to simply feature in his selfies.

Sachin Tendulkar, Face of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon said, “This was a fantastic turnout; I must congratulate IDBI Federal for organizing such events that allow India to become fit. Most importantly I was amazed to see so many kids turn up at the event today. That’s a good sign for the nation. We must learn from these young, energetic kids who are on the track today and try to catch up with them. This is because health is the real wealth.’’

List of winners across categories is as given below:

Half Marathon Men (Age 18+ -35) – Uttam, Loh Bur Lang, Hasi Bol
Half Marathon Women (Age 18+ -35) – Sangeetha Chowdary, Preethi Rai, Sabina Khatun
Half Marathon Men (Age 35+ -45) – B Rashik Lal, Nirmal Mohanto, Raj Kumar Maurya
Half Marathon Women (Age 35+ -45) – T. Shering Lamu Bhutia, Anyali Das, Shikha Agarwal
Half Marathon Men (Age 45+) – Submarna Sabba, Ranjith Mahata, Sham Pardas.