Army organizes marathon run at Tourism destination Gulmarg

Nadeem khawaja Uri

Baramulla, Aug 16 (KNS) : In a quest to commemorate the spirit of the Independence day and inspire Kashmir to run, Indian Army organised the first ever 12 km Half Marathon run at Gulmarg on 16 Aug 2021.

In a unique show of solidarity, 83 participants from all over Kashmir proudly wore the Tiranga on their chest and completed the arduous run which started from the picturesque Gulmarg bowl and entwined through Gandola point, Shiv Mandir, Gulmarg market, Maharaja palace, Children Park and Gulmarg Lake.

The locals of Gulmarg and the tourists thronged the route to cheer and encourage the participants.

The race was run in a total of four categories to encourage participation in all age bracket. Each category had three prizes. Winners in each category were as follows:-

Group -1 (15 Yrs-20 Yrs) With a timing of 56 mins 32 sec , Mr Shakeel Ah Dar came First, Mr Sheikh Shakibul Rahmaan came second and Mr Mohmees Ismail Wani came third.

Group -2 (21 Yrs -30 Yrs) With a timing of 51mins 21 sec, Mr Waseem Ahmad Bhat came First, Mr Mohammad Ishfaq Guzar came second and Mr Adil Ahmad Nazar came third.

Group -3 (30 Yrs and above) With a timing of 76 mins 19 sec, Mr Abdul Qayyum Chechi came First, Mr Ishfaq Ahmad Lone came second.

Group -4 (Women) With a timing of 85 mins, Miss  Mehak Mushtaq came First, Miss Kulsooma Gulzar came second.

The AWAM of Kashmir has once again shown that they have the talent, they have the zeal and they have the mission to be part of the Indian team some day and represent the Nation. Indian Army wows to lead them in this journey - (KNS)

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