Rahul Kr Pal & Jyoti Chauhan are the champions of the inaugural IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon 2016
Over 15,000 enthusiastic runners participated in the inaugural
IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon 2016 flagged off by Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai, 21st August 2016: Over 15,000 passionate participants took to the streets of Mumbai today, participating in the inaugural edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon 2016. Taking to the starting line at 5:45am, Half Marathoners (21k) set off along the historic route, soaking in the delightful old world colonial charm of SoBo. The 10k run flagged off at 6:30 am, followed by the crowd favourite, the 5k Heritage Run at 8:45.
Sachin Tendulkar was on hand at the Oval Maidan flagging off all three races, animatedly cheering on the participating Mumbaikars as they ran in support of the events NGO partners - Concern India, Apnalaya and Think Foundation. Sachin Tendulkar, Face of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon said, “This is a massive day for Mumbai. It is a great initiative by IDBI Federal Life Insurance to promote something which will have a positive impact on the common man as far as health and lifestyle is concerned. The participants here today are our heroes, to be able to do what they did requires a lot of discipline, dedication, planning and execution. I am looking forward to the vibrancy in the Delhi and Kolkata editions as well"
Vighnesh Shahane, CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance said, “It has been an invigorating experience for all of us invested in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon. Months of hard work and planning have gone into the making the inaugural event a massive success. We were delighted to see Mumbaikars come out in such large numbers to participate in our inaugural run. We hope that this will have a positive impact on their overall health and fitness and possibly motivate others as well.”
Nagraj Adiga, Race Director, said, "It's been an immense pleasure being a part of this inaugural edition of the Mumbai Half Marathon. It is heartening to see such a massive number of health conscious Mumbaikars come out and participate in this marathon, we hope to see many more come and join us next year."
Rahul Kr Pal was the first across the finish line, winning the Half Marathon (Male) title with a timing of 1:04:28. Runner-up Kalidas Hirave was a few seconds behind and came in at 1:04:31. Damor Mohanbhai followed suit, in third place with a timing of 1:05:01.
Jyoti Chauhan won the Half Marathon (Women) with a timing of 1:28:25 with runner-up Seema clocking a timing of 1:29:32.
On completion of the Half Marathon and the 10K run, hundreds were seen wearing a ‘finishers’ medal, proud to have been a part of the inaugural event.
List of winners across categories is as given below:
Male – Half Marathon (21.1km): Rahul Kr Pal won the title (1:04:28), Kalidas Hirave was the runner-up (1:04:31), and DamorMohanbhai came in third (1:05:01)
Women – Half Marathon (21.1km): Jyoti Chauhan won the title (1:28:25), Seema was runner-up (1:29:32)
Male – 10 K Run: Parshuram Bhoi won the title with Dinesh Gurunath Mhatre trailing in the 2nd position, and Amit Bhagwan Mali coming in third.
Female – 10 K Run: Aarti Survase won the title, Priyanka Navkudkar was the runner-up and Arpita Nagraja came in third.