The event was organised by Rotary Club of Berhampur
This year theme was ‘Let us build a city of dreams'
It was flagged off from Khallikote autonomous stadium
Sanjay Bhosle won the half marathon organised in Berhampur city on September 26.
This half marathon had been organised by Rotary Club of Berhampur on the auspice of ‘World Heart Day'.
The theme of this half marathon this year was ‘Let us build a city of dreams', said president of the club Ranjit Panda.
The half marathon was flagged off from Khallikote Autonomous College stadium in the heart of the city. Berhampur Superintendent of Police (SP) Shefeen Ahmed K and Sub-Collector Ajit Mishra jointly flagged it off.
The participants included people of all age groups including women, children and aged. Defence and police personnel also took part in it.
The marathon traversed through different areas of the city to conclude at Rotary Centenary Hall.
More than 60 per cent of the participants managed to complete the marathon, which was a hint that the city was getting health conscious, said secretary of organizing club T.Sanat Patra. Mr Bhosle was the first one to complete the run. The second position in this half marathon was bagged by Ravindra Kumar Yuden.
The waiting crowd at the finishing line burst into cheers when around 70-year-old Prasant Kumar Patra completed the run to win the first prize in the veteran category. He was followed by Amiya Kumar Mahalik who bagged the second spot in this category. In the women's category young sportswoman Sukanti Patra was the winner and Sristi Nagwalia was the runners up.
Authored & Co-Authored several Books on History & Culture for various Indian Universities, Currently working as a Sr. Associate Editor @ BJP National Mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh and also associated with Statistical & Policy Research Organisation Microstat.in