27th Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon held at Thane today with more than 20,000 athletes had participated in nine different categories.
Despite heavy rains, 23-year-old Karan Singh from the Army Sports Institute, Pune, crossed the distance of 21km in 1:08:27 to emerge victorious in the men’s open category of the 23rd Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon held on Sunday. Right behind Karan was his training and institute partner, Ashish Singh, who clocked 1:08:30.
In the women’s category (15km), Monica Athare claimed the first position by clocking 53:54 while Kiran Tiwari and Supriya Patil finished second and third with a timing of 54:44 minutes and 56:47 minutes, respectively
his year, also participating were students from tribal areas of the district, such as Wada, Jawhar, Palghar, Talasari, Dahanu and Vikramgad. Three girls from Talasari finished first, second and third, respectively in the girls’ under-15 category.
The highlight of the marathon was watching 68-year-old Eknath Raghunath Patil from Kongaon, Bhiwandi win the marathon in the senior citizens’ (men) category, covering the distance of 500m in 1:21.
Thane Amateur Radio Association (TARA) played a vital role providing communication support to co-ordinate the entire event