As many as 1073 runners from all over India participated in Pachmarhi Monsoon Marathon held on Sunday. The event was organised in 5 km, 10 km and 21 km categories for men and women. The Indian Army and the Police Training School also participated with the full enthusiast in the Marathon. 124 Army personnel and 128 Police recruits participated in the event.
Prominent among those who participated in the event were Major Avnish Bajpai (One Leg Amputee)., Colonel Vijay Kumar Tomar, Praveen Sapkal (Madhya Pradesh’s first IRONMAN), Rajendra Jaiswal, Sunita Dhote and others.
The event was flagged off by commissioner Hoshangabad R.K.Mishra. Prominent amongst those present for the flag off and the prize distribution ceremony were Agnihotri, SDM of Pipariya Suryavanshi, Colonel Vijay Kumar Tomar, regional manage rof Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Pachmarhi Ajay Sharma, and other officials for Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board.
21 km 18 to 30 men: Shahnawaz Khan, Shivshankar Pal, Jasvinder Singh Toor. Women: Vidya Lohi, Nidhi Tarere, Avni Chopra
21 km 31 to 45 men: Vinod Kumar, Naveen Jain, Rajnish. Women: Sharda Bhoyar, Amisha Jain, Preeti Khandelwal
21 km 46 to 99 men: Bajrang Singh, Nagorao Bhoyar, Dashrath Dawar. Women: Asha Singh, Sapna Sojatia, Srajnika Lokhande.
10 km 15 to 30 men: Rahul, Ashok Kumar Verma, Sudesh. Women: Reshma Goud, Khushi Budhkondwar, Tulshi Chaudhari
10 km 31 to 45 men: Pradeep, Sukhdeep Singh, Pritam Singh. Women: Vinodita Rathore, Shalu Bagga, Renuka Shirpurkar
10 km 46 to 99 men: Rajesh Sahu, Damodar Wankhede, Rajesh Mahajan, Women: Mohini Rawat, Alpana Jain, Nishita Gopwani
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