Sachin Tendulkar Flagged Off The Inaugural Edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon


Video: Sachin Tendulkar for IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon
Over 8,000 people ran at the inaugural edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon. The event took place in Kolkata on Sunday, January 29, 2017. With this marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance and NEB Sports wanted to give the message of health and fitness across the country. Red Road served as both the start and finish line for the marathon.


The inaugural edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon started at 05.00 am, and witnessed 800 runners racing to the finish line; followed by the Half Marathon which began at 6.30 am. The Timed 10K, witnessed 3000 runners, and Apollo Gleneagles 5K Run Touching Lives with 3000 participants commenced at 7:30am and 9:00am respectively, on Sunday. The runners of these races competed for a podium finish, the total prize money for which was Rs 10 lacs.


Approximately 900 volunteers helped to make the run safe and easy. 9 water and aid stations, 4 medical stations, and sufficient mobile toilets were located along the course. The runners passed through iconic locations in Kolkata including the Eden Garden, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata High Court, St. Paul’s Cathedral and many more on their way to the finish line.


Face of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon, Sachin Tendulkar, said, “I have fond memories of Kolkata. The city has a soul and the amount of passion that the people have for everything is amazing. I look forward to seeing this passion for the marathon among the people”.

This year Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals has come forward as a Wellness Partner and took care of the runners in case of any emergencies during the race.

Sachin Tendulkar, the Face of the Event flagged off all races on Sunday. The cricketing maestro is also face of the event for the IDBI Federal Life Insurance marathons in Mumbai and New Delhi.

Priyanka Dutta

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