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Jammu runners display endurance at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

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Jammu runners from Jammu Athlete Club (JAC) and Jammu Runners Group (JRG) shined once again at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 held at Delhi on 21st Oct displaying great deal of endurance and fortitude amid smoggy weather conditions. The Marathon was held with around 35,000 participants from all walks of life across the world taking part in it.

The brave heart runners from Jammu not only completed the event in various distance categories but also announced with clarion about the Jammu Half Marathon first edition to be held on November 11, 2018 with a promo run at Delhi after completion of their official run. It is pertinent to mention that Sh. Prabhat Singh, mentor and inspiration for runners in Jammu and Kashmir and across the nation acclaimed recognition while attaining the 2nd position at the event in the age category of 65-69 years.

Gaurav Gupta Secretary Chamber of Commerce and Industry also known as the marathon man of Jammu yet again completed his 3rd half marathon within stipulated time bare feet. He is the first bare feet marathon runner from Jammu and Kashmir . “The triumph of seeing an event of this standard in our home town was always a matter of desire for runners like us. We are proud to see the running trend growing and bringing such an event to the state would be a matter of pride for JAC. Doing a promo run at a place where the journey started for me brings back so many memories and also brings hope for aspirant runners through the platform JAC aims to provide.”

The JAC Half marathon would be an annual marathon affair that would not only raise the bar of Marathon and other Athletic Events but will also bring J&K at par with global sports events giving an opportunity for the locals to experience global par excellence sports events and inviting non-locals to come and witness the sports euphoria in Jammu. JAC was conceptualised as the founders, Gaurav Gupta and Vikram Gupta saw and witnessed dearth of opportunities for a common man in the state in the athletic field and wanted to work for the cause rectifying the same and use sports that could bent the mind-set of the youth to constructive and confident state. The club is dedicated to provide opportunities to the youth of the state by recognising and promoting sports through athletic and other events and assimilate social causes through sports empowerment in the state.

Jammu Runners Timings in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 are:
Dilawer- 1.42.06, Sham Suri- 1.44.56,Rajesh Padha- 1.45.32 , Parbhat Singh IPS- 1.46.38 (Stood 2nd in his category),Vinod Padha- 1.47.10,Sumeet-1.52.44,Rohin-1.52.45,Sandeep Singh-1.54.02,Ashray Chopra- 1.54.25,Gursharan Singh- 1.54.55,Gaurav Gupta- 2.08.06
(only bare feet Runner of Jammu),Bhupesh Gupta 2.09.37,Amarjeet singh – 2.10.32,Vikram Gupta- 2.11.18,Ricky- 2.12.34,Praveen Raina – 2:13.07,Rajinder Gupta- 2.14.33,Satbir Singh -2.17.26,Ajit Sh- 2.19.33,Kunal Chib- 2.21.33,Vikram Garg- 2.21.49,Madam Kanupriya- 2.22.47,Taranjeet singh – 2.24.47,Deepak Kohli- 2.25.25,Gurnam singh – 2.28.41,Lucky Saini- 2.28.52,Shirish- 2.34.04,Nakul saraf- 2.45, Abhishek Gupta- 2:54