Kolkata: The second edition of Marathon completed on a chilly Sunday morning at Red Road in Kolkata, organised By ‘Tata Steel’, named ‘Kolkata 25K’ saw faces of celebrities like Yuvraj Singh, Neha Dhupia, Tollywood Actor Dev and Rituparna Sengupta.
Last Year, the marathon was held on 28th December. Shifting 8 days ahead, this charity event engaged several enthusiastic Kolkatans on Sunday Morning when temperatures recorded 13 degree celsius. Always known for football and cricket, Kolkata makes a name in marathon besides Delhi and Mumbai.
Kolkata marathon kicked off with 25 kms elite run at 6:30 a.m. sharp following 25 kms amateur run, 10 km amateur, champions with disability, senior citizen’s run and happiness run. The event ended at 9 a.m. Elam Singh declared Men’s Elite run’s champion. Time taken by him 1:20:14. he came out second last year. Women’s Elite Run champion is Olympic athlete Sudha Singh. Time taken by her is 1:27:31. Sudha came out second last year.
Last year ‘face of the event’ was Tollywood Superstar Jeet. This year it is Superstar Dev. Also present tolly actor Rituparna and Bollywood hot actress Neha Dhupia. Besides celebrities, was also present Governor Kesharinath Tripathi, Sports Minister Arup Biswas, Child welfare minister Shashi Panja and mayor Debashis Kumar. 11000 athelete was present at the Kolkata marathon.