Vizag Navy Marathon: Smiles, thrill, emotions rent the air as 18k ran for fun

Around 432 runners participated in Full Marathon which was flagged off by the Race Director Dr. Muralidhar Nannapaneni.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Nov 2022 2:47 AM GMT
Vizag Navy Marathon: Smiles, thrill, emotions rent the air as 18k ran for fun

Visakhapatnam: The seventh edition of the Limca Sportz Vizag Navy Marathon was conducted at the RK Beach Road on Sunday. Around 18,172 people participated in the mega event.

Marathon witnessed overwhelming participation from children, youth, senior citizens, naval personnel, and foreigners from all over India and abroad. In addition, many volunteers also lined up early in the morning to cheer the runners all along the scenic beach route.

Around 432 runners participated in Full Marathon which was flagged off by the Race Director Dr. Muralidhar Nannapaneni. The 21-km Half Marathon which was jointly flagged off by Cmde Naresh Warikoo, Commanding Officer INS Kalinga, and Milind Soman, saw a participation of 1,344 runners.

The 10 km run had 3,439 runners and was flagged off by Vice Adm Sreekumar Nair, DGNP, Vizag. The 5 -km Run recorded the participation of 12,959 runners and was flagged off jointly by Rear Adm Sandeep Pradhan CSO(P&A), Eastern Naval Command, and Adivi Shesh, Cine Actor. In the Women's category of the Full and Half Marathon races, Susan Chebet and Miss Vadde Navya were the winners respectively. In the Men's category, Vishal Abhishek Duriya and Ramavath Ramesh Chandra emerged as winners in the Full and Half Marathons respectively.

In the 10 KM race, V Jyothi won in the women's category, while Hastiram Jharwal was the winner in Men's category. The awards were presented by senior dignitaries, celebrities, and eminent personnel who attended the ceremony. The Indian Navy thanked the people of Vizag, the district administration, city and traffic police, all participants, volunteers, esteemed guests, and sponsors for the successful conduct of the event.

This edition of the Vizag Navy Marathon provided a better experience for the runners with more facilities like hydration and refreshment points, convenience stations, and entertainment programs. 17 medical aid posts and mobile medical aid were also arranged along the race route.

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