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Ahmednagar is Maharashtra’s new marathon destination after Mumbai & Pune

nagar rising half marathon
With a vision to spread the fitness virus across all age-groups of the society, the sixth edition of the Maximus Nagar Rising Half Marathon is scheduled to be held on February 2. With the previous editions having been held in Pune and Mumbai, the Half Marathon is one of a kind running event that has always been...

Maximus Nagar Rising Half Marathon – Run to spread awareness about cancer

Nagar Rising Marathon
Set in the historically-rich backdrop of the city of Ahmednagar, the 2020 edition of the Maximus Nagar Rising Half Marathon is scheduled to take place on the 2nd of February, 2020. In its sixth season this time, the Half Marathon organized by the Nagar Rising Foundation has always been warmly received by people across the State of...

OP Jaisha aims international comeback despite turning a SAI coach

OP Jaisha
It’s around four in the afternoon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru centre is a beehive of activity with young trainees going through their paces under the watchful eyes of a coach, who is an active athlete herself. Meet India’s much-revered long-distance runner and marathoner Orchatteri Puthiyaveetil Jaisha - better known as OP Jaisha. The 35-year-old...

2019 World Athletics Championships: Where does the Indian contingent stand?

The 17th edition of IAAF World Championships in Athletics will take place at Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar for 10 days between September 27 and October 6.

National Inter-State Athletics Championships begin today

National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships 2019
As many as nine finals scheduled for the day

Indian athletes from tribal backgrounds who made it big

India is home to over 1.3 billion people scattered across the length and breadth of the country. Though we have a diverse set of religions, culture, background, habits, and preferences, one thing which binds us is the love for sports. India has a rich pool of sporting talent in its widely distributed tribal belt. In spite of being marginalised from...

Thousands braved Mumbai heat, testing endurance at the unique 24-Hour Run 

Over 1,000 enthusiastic runners braved the heat this weekend to take part in the gruelling IDBI Federal Life Insurance 24-Hour Stadium Run in Mumbai. The unique event, organised at Mumbai University tracks by NEB Sports, saw runners participating in four different categories, including the 24-hour individual, 12-hr individual, 12-hr Open Team Relay and 12-hr Corporate Team Relay. The event which...

India’s top runners begin their quest to qualify for the 24 Hour World Ultra Marathon Championship

The 24 Hour Stadium Run, a qualification event for the IAU 24 Hour World Ultra Marathon Championship in France in October, got off to a rousing start at the Mumbai University track here on a rainy Saturday evening. Four of India’s top runners are attempting to qualify for the gruelling France event, with Rajasthan’s Lallu Lal Meena and Yamini Kothari among...

World Cancer Day: 5 Cancer survivors in the world of sports

A few years back, Yuvraj Singh was hailed as an inspiration for the way he tackled cancer head on. Not only that, he even returned to the playing field after successfully defeating the disease. Among other various diseases, a global threat is cancer but in India, its pertinence is increased. As per Indian population census data, the rate of mortality...