* Gourav becomes only bare foot runer
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 22: Prabhat Singh, retired SSP and Gaurav Gupta, Secretary CCI sparkled in Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 held recently.
Prabhat Singh got silver medal in his category of above 65 years by finishing in 4.04.25 hours. With this performance, he got qualified for Boston Marathon, a leading event in the World.
Gaurav Gupta became the only bare foot runner of J&K, UT by running full marathon and finishing it in 6.04.06 hours.
Rajesh Padha the only runner from J&K to run TMM for the seventh time in a row, got 12th rank in his category of above 60 years, finishing in 4.16.26 hours. This was his 75th event and 75th medal.
The other participants who completed the event successfully were DySP Surinder Choudhary (5.0.29 hrs), Satbir Singh (4.59.15 hrs), Venugopal (5.26 hrs), VIkram Sahi from Jammu University (5.16.43 hrs), Vijay Sharma (3.57.32 hrs), Abhishek Gupta (3.58.16 hrs), Rahul Sharma (4.56.39 hrs) and Abhishek Gautam (4.06 hrs).
Those who finished the half marathon from Jammu were Virender Sharma 1.48.25 hrs and Atul Sharma 2.17 hrs.
According to Jammu Runners Group (JRG), the route, hydration and management was excellent.
“The crowd of Mumbai has always been great source of motivation and inspiration,” JRG maintained.
17th Edition of Tata Mumbai Marathon was held on January 19, 2020.
About 50,000 athletes took part in this mega event.
The event was divided into three parts 10K, 21K and 42 K.
Around 9600 athletes participated in the full marathon, with 14 athletes from Jammu.