Republic Day half marathon held
IMPHAL,22nd JAN: Sports Authority of India – North East Regional Centre (SAI-NERC) Sunday organised Republic Day Half Marathon 2017 ahead of the Republic Day celebration here. Shankarman Thapa from Shillong and N Chaoba of Luwangshangbam won the top positions in men’s and women’s categories respectively.
State government consultant RK Nimai flagged off the marathon from SAI-NERC complex at Takyel. It concluded at the complex after running through Tera Keithel, Kwakeithel, Khagempalli, Pishumthong, Chinga Makhong, Kongba Keithel, Wangkhei Meihoubam Lampak, Andro Parking, Hatta, Lamlong Keithel, Dingku Road, Lilasing Khongnangkhong, Khoyathong, Nagamapal, Uripok-Kangchup road and Naoremthong.
In men’s category, Shankarman Thapa from Shillong won the marathon while Md Iqbal Hussain of Lilong Haoreibi and Amir Khan of Yairipok won the second and third positions respectively. N Chaoba of Luwangsangbam won the first position in women’s category while Mk Minarashi of Yairipok Tulihal and S Premila of Yairipok Kekru won the second and third spots respectively.
Winners in both categories were awarded Rs 50,000 cash each along with certificates. The second and third position holders in both categories were awarded Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 each respectively along with certificates. The fourth to 10th position holders in both categories were also awarded Rs 3000 along with certificates as consolation prizes.
State government consultant RK Nimai and SAI-NERC director in-charge Francis Marwein attended the prize distribution function as chief guest and president respectively while Manipur Olympic Association secretary Sunil Elangbam and Athletic Association of Manipur president L Ajit attended as guests of honour.