Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge flag ogg Kanaka Monsoon Marathon 2018
MUMBAI (GNI): The 7th edition and the 2nd year of KANAKIA Monsoon Marathon Challenge 2018 saw over 3,500 enthusiastic runners participating in three race categories – 21Km Half Marathon, 10Km, and 5Km. Former Indian Cricketer, Zaheer Khan along with his wife Sagarika Ghatge and Himanshu B Kanakia, MD, Kanakia Group flagged off the races at the Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
The 21km Half Marathon saw Anil Korni emerging at the top in the men’s category, with the best timing of 01:16:52 and Roopali Mehta in the women’s category clocking a time of 01:35:54. Additionally, the 10km men’s category had Kartik Karkira completing the run with the best time of 00:34:38 and Simta Sharma completing it with the best time of 00:43:50. The KMMC 2018 also had runners participating in the 5 km run with Saurabh Bhandari with the best time of 00:17:51 in the men’s category and Parina Prakash Khilari with the best time of 00:20:23 in the women’s category.
All the marathoners across Maharashtra were eyeing to get a good time in for the upcoming International marathons, and this motivated them to give their best shot. The weather conditions and the route were also quite favourable for the runners.
Prior to the marathon, RunIndiaRun put up some foot stomping music to encourage and pep up the runners. Moreover, the energetic dhol players gave a further boost to the enthusiastic participants. The KANAKIA Monsoon Marathon Challenge 2018 kick started with the National anthem. The race saw many corporate leaders doing what they do best be disciplined and leading from the front.
Himanshu B Kanakia, MD, Kanakia Group said, “We are overwhelmed with the response we received for KMMC 2018 and are grateful to each one who came out and contributed in our endeavor to promote a healthier lifestyle. We would like to give credit to RunIndiRun team led by Samson Sequeira and Ashish Panjwani for a successful event and thank Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge for gracing the event. Kanakia Group’s values lie in nurturing a hale and hearty life and with this event, we hoped to have created some realization about the benefits of running. Being a marathon runner, I can safely say that it not only keeps you physically fit, but internally as well. It is the perfect tool for a holistic development of oneself. Once again, we appreciate everyone’s efforts and determination and look forward to creating a fitter Mumbai.”
Former Indian Cricketer, Zaheer Khan said, “The Kanakia Monsoon Marathon Challenge is an excellent initiative that will go a long way in creating the much needed awareness about being fit. The huge crowd is a testimony to the fact that people realize the importance and are willing to adopt a more disciplined lifestyle. The enthusiasm of the runners has also inspired me to partake in Marathons in the future. Congratulations to each one and I urge you all to continue on that journey and join in the Group’s vision of creating a fitter Mumbai.”
Ashish Panjwani, CEO, RunIndiaRun said, “We have always believed that an active lifestyle is the key to achieving a sound state of mind. Running cleanses your mind and helps you to be more alert and sharp leading to the overall wellbeing. We are thankful to the Kanakia Group for the Monsoon Marathon Challenge and spreading awareness about a fitter and healthier life.”
21K Half Marathon Men’s category – Best Time: Anil Korni – 01:16:52; Rakesh Patil – 01:27:25; Shivanand Shetty – 01:28:27
21K Half Marathon Women’s category – Best Time: Roopali Mehta – 01:35:54; Shobha Desai – 01:46:48; Sayuri Dalvi – 01:47:19
10K Men’s category – Best Time: Kartik Karkira – 00:34:38; Malachi Amus – 00:40:14; Pandurang Patil – 00:40:19
10K Women’s category – Best Time: Simta Sharma – 00:43:50; Neha Grover – 00:46:32; Mitali Pinto – 00:47:00
5K Men’s category – Best Time: Saurabh Bhandari – 00:17:51; Mukesh Bind – 00:18:33; Shivkumar Gauda – 00:19:33
5K Women’s category – Best Time: Parina Prakash Khilari – 00:20:23; Sayali Ganjale – 00:21:09; Varsha Prajapati – 00:21:14
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