Yesterday, Nashik Runners organized district’s first hill marathon – Saptashrungi Hill Marathon 2017 in association with Saptashrungi Niwasini Trust. The event saw an overpowering response being participated by total of 600 participants which also included foreign marathoners. Ultra-marathoners Satish Gujran and Bijay Nair who ran the 89km comrade marathon in South Africa also participated the marathon. Winner of Chennai Marathon Isaac Kembul Ngemui from Kenya were also among the participants for yesterday’s event. Runners were provided with free food and accommodation. Water and refreshment stations, first-aid equipped five ambulances with doctors were also arranged throughout the completion of event.
The marathon started at 6.30 am for 21k, 6.45 am for 10k and 7 am for 3k. 21k consisted of 100 participants, 10k and 3k of 250 participants. Isaac won the 21k marathon under men’s category. There were three prizes each for 21k male and female and 10k male and female categories.