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Coronavirus: Thane Mayor Marathon cancelled

Thane Marathon
The 'Thane Varsha Mahapour Marathon', an annual event, organised by the civic body, has been cancelled this time due to outbreak of COVID19 pandemic. This announcement was Monday made by city Mayor Naresh Mhaske in a recorded message. https://twitter.com/nareshmhaske/status/1277568266269937664?s=20 He said since the last 30 years the marathon is being held uninterrupted in the city of Thane during the monsoon season. "But this...

128 participants from India in S Africa’s virtual Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon
As many as 128 runners from India are participating in this year's 'Comrades Marathon' virtual race, the world's oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of nearly 90 kilometres in South Africa. Organised by the South African Comrades Marathon Association (MCA), the virtual race, which started at midnight on Sunday, has replaced the gruelling annual 90-kilometer ultramarathon between the...

Critical differences between marathon runners and sprinters

Eliud Kipchoge was already famous but became increasingly well known for being the poster boy who set the world record in October 2019. He finished a marathon in 1:59:40 and covered 42.1km with an average pace of 2:50 per km. Usain Bolt is popularly known as the fastest man alive for setting the record in World Championships in 2009...

Coronavirus: Chess marathon organised by GM Iniyan raises Rs 1.21 lakh

P Iniyan
A total of Rs 1.21 lakh has been raised through a 72-hour-marathon online chess event organised by young Tamil Nadu Grandmaster P Iniyan to raise funds for relief work related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money would go to the PM CARES Fund and the state chief minister's relief fund. The fundraiser event, because of various time zones across the...

Coronavirus: GM Iniyan to organise ‘Chess Marathon’ to raise funds

GM Iniyan
Grandmaster P Iniyan will be organising a 'Chess Marathon' from May 15 to 17 in an effort to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. Several chess players including forrmer world champion Viswanathan Anand have taken part in online events in recent times to raise funds for coronavirus relief. The 17-year-old player from Erode in Tamil Nadu will take on several players...

Nike’s rivals play catch-up in marathon shoe wars

Eliud Kipchoge
When Eliud Kipchoge made history by beating the two-hour mark for the marathon, the Kenyan was wearing a pair of controversial Nike running shoes that has sent rival companies scrambling to play catch-up in a business worth billions of dollars. The likes of Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Hoka, New Balance and Saucony have recently released or are about to unveil...

Ten full marathons and counting, this 64-year-old mother won’t stop inspiring

Pushpa Bhatt | Source: Instagram
Mumbai’s Pushpa Bhatt has run more miles in her golden years than most people do in a lifetime. At 64, that count is still rising.  “I feel free and liberated when I run. I remember having missed my run one day. It kept on bothering me for the rest of the day. This is what running does to you, it...

46-year-old man runs full marathon inside his house

Marathon man (Image: Krishnan Nair Padmakumar/Facebook)
The 21-day lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, people are driving crazy but they are somehow finding hacks to keep themselves active and fit. However, 46-yr-old- Krishnan Padmakumar has gone to the next level by running a full marathon inside his house. Krishnan clocked an impressive 4 hours and 26 minutes to cover 42.2km, probably a first-of-its-kind feat in the country. An engineer...

TCS World 10k Bengaluru Marathon postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

TCS 10k World Marathon (Image: tcsworld10k.procam.in)
The 13th edition of Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru scheduled to take place on May 17, was on March 26 postponed in view of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, the race promoters said. The online registration for all categories of the World Athletics gold label race has been suspended. "With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting millions of lives world over, and...

Shailesh Kumar: Meet India’s fastest wheelchair half-marathoner

Source: Redbull
During his early teenage years, he had always evinced a great deal of interest in sports. Then, during a normal game of football on what seemed like an ordinary day in a small village of Gaya district in Bihar, nobody had the slightest idea that his life would change forever. Not all are born great, there are rare few...