Hyderabad, 20th August 2017: Citizens came out in large numbers to cheer over 20,000 runners participating in the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. Over 50 music bands and large scale entertainment kept the runners spirit high while sports enthusiasts and thousands of citizens lined the entire route to participate in the city's largest community sporting event - Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017.
Elite athletes received their prizes at GMC Balayogi Stadium, Gachibowli from the Chief Guest, Shri. K. T. Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for IT & Electronics, MA&UD, Industries & Commerce and Mines and Geology, Govt. of Telangana, and the Guest of Honour Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan CEO, Bharti Airtel Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. The top three positions in the male and female categories for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Race with their bib number and timing is given below:
||Name - 1st prize
||Bib No/ Timing
||Name - 2nd prize
||Bib No/ Timing
||Name - 3rd prize
||Bib No/ Timing
||ARADHANA PHOOL CHAND
||SHANKAR LAL SWAMI
||ANOOP T K
|10 K Run
1000 runners participated in the Full Marathon flagged off by Shri M. Mahender Reddy, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad and 5000 runners in the Half Marathon flagged off by Shri Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, IAS, Commissioner - GHMC at People's Plaza. Over 6500 runners participated in the 10K Run flagged off by Shri Sandeep Shandilya, IPS, Commissioner of Police - Cyberabad in the presence of dignitaries from the Government, Corporate houses and the organising team from Hyderabad Runners Society. 6500 runners participated in 5K Fun Run on Saturday, August 19.
Hyderabad Runners Society accords highest priority to runners' safety and Care Hospitals is providing 250 paramedics across 21 medical stations with 5 fully equipped ambulances and 15-bed emergency setup at Gachibowli Stadium. It also acknowledges the active support of Govt. of Telangana, sponsors, partners and over 3500 volunteers for smooth execution of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and makes it a grand success.
About Hyderabad Runners:
Airtel Hyderabad Marathon has now become synonymous with many things which are Hyderabadi. It owes the current status to the vision, passion and hard work of the members of Hyderabad Runners, the team that had introduced this mammoth racing extravaganza to the city of Hyderabad. Founded in 2007, a good four years before the Marathon began to run across Hyderabad, the group currently has around 3600 members. The members dedicated its endeavour to inculcate community running culture in the city and roping in people from all walks of life. The baby steps covered shorter runs before the half and full marathons made their place on the map. Their mission is to promote active lifestyles amongst the public and make running as the preferred form of fitness activity in and around the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 379 million customers across its operations at the end of June 2017. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com