Pune International Marathon!
A foot-race annual marathon held in Pune, India. inaugural since 1983 until the 31st edition held in 2016
grabbing the attention of many young runners including different continents and sub-continents competing among themselves under the Indian Climatic conditions. This also had its hand in the hosting of a
championship in 2010 renowned as Asian Marathon Championship.
This event is mainly to raise fund for a charitable cause thus it fascinates many national athletes and personalities from the film industry.
Drawing our attention towards the Marathon held in the year of 2006, its 21st edition, attracted more than 50000 athletes across the globe whereas, corporate participants ran for a charitable cause in promotion serving the victims of HIV/AIDS for about 4.5 km which was donated to an organization named as Project Concern International, working for the prevention and awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Later in the year of 2010, during the 25th edition, two new categories were introduced that was Women’s Full Marathon and Men’s Half Marathon.
This Marathon is been more popular as per the social cause awareness and fundraising activities. Hence, ever walks of life participate in this evergreen Marathon. It is also been awarded as the National Marathon Championship by the Athletics Federation of India and became the most likely running festival of Pune...
Now, talking about the winner of the championship...
He is Getachew Besha, of Ethiopia.
Hearty congratulations to him for such a historic winning record...