Indian elite athletes, Elam Singh and Olympic qualifier Sudha Singh clinched the men’s and women’s title at Tata Steel Kolkata 25K held in Kolkata. The trio Sudha Singh, Lalita Babbar and O P Jaisha smashed the course record by a huge margin, first set by Kavita Raut at 1:33:39 in the first edition of TSK 25K last year.
Present at the start line were eminent personalities from the city including His Excellency the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Mr. T.V.Narendran- MD, Tata Steel India & SEA, Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran- VP Corporate Services Tata Steel, Puyush Gupta- VP – Steel (Marketing & Sales) Tata Steel, Tollywood superstar Dev- face of the event , Neha Dhupia- Fitness enthusiast and PUMA athlete, Yuvraj Singh, cricketer and PUMA athlete, Actress Rituparna Sengupta and Moubani Sarkar, Sultan Ahmed, Hon’ble MP and working president WBAA, Arup Biswas – Hon’ble Sports & Youth Affairs Minister, DR. Shashi Panja – Hon’ble Minister for Social Welfare & Child Development, Trilochan Singh, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary West Bengal, Rajesh Pandey, Principal Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Govt. Of West Bengal, Major General Ashok Kumar, Chief of Staff, Bengal Area, West Bengal, Rajiv Mishra, Jt. Commissioner of Police, Headquarters, Kolkata, Dr. Sudhir Mishra, IPS, Additional Director General of Police , Debasish Kumar, MMIC, Sports, Parks and Advertisements, KMC and Dibyendu Barua- chess Grandmaster.
Actor Dev could be seen participating in the run at the same event too.
The second edition of TSK 25K saw a whopping increase in the number of serious runners taking the total number of participants to 8,208.
To provide the TSK 25K runners an enhanced running experience, a number of facilities and initiatives were undertaken which included PUMA Warm-up Zone, Volini recovery zone , post event refreshments, Finishers medal among others.
The TSK 25 was ignited with a very special warm up session hosted by PUMA with -Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, Marathon Veteran Neha Dhupia and running expert Shayamal Vallabhjee.