By APD writer Rishika Chauhan
NEW DELHI, Oct.23 (APD) -- More than 35,000 people gathered together to run the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday, despite the smog.
The organizers Procam International, decided to hold the event this month anticipating deteriorating pollution levels in the months ahead.
The runners could run in five categories, namely Half Marathon which was a distance of 21.097 kilometres (km), Great Delhi Run (6 km), Open (10 km), Senior Citizens Run (4.3 km) and Champions with Disability Run (2.4Km).
Speaking to the media, Procam International Joint Managing Director said "When we introduced this distance in Delhi, we always believed that it had the potential to be one of the world’s most prestigious races and more importantly get Delhi running.”
Meanwhile, the pollution level in Delhi and the National Capital Region continues to get worse, even as precautions are being followed.
Reportedly, Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, former cricketer Jonty Rhodes, Member of Parliament, Manoj Tiwari and Bharti Airtel CEO Ravindra Singh Negi were present at the event as chief guests.
(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)