Manipal Marathon 2017 held on Sunday in the education hub turned out to be a success by any standards. And, enhancing its reputation was the participation of national and international runners. The half marathon, 21.1 kilometres, saw Asian Games bronze medalist in steeplechase, Naveen Dagar win the first place and a prize money of rupees 70,000.
The winner in the women’s half marathon was KiranJithur of Punjab. She too got the same amount as cash prize. About 6,000 runners took part in the marathon organized by Manipal University and Udupi Athletic Association. Other than the half marathon, there were 10 kilometres, five and three kilometres races to ensure all registered runners young and old got a chance to run.
KMC Greens came alive long before dawn with the enthusiastic runners limbering up with Zumba fitness workout. It was great fun and everyone enjoyed the lush Greens at the carnival presented by Volunteer Services organization (VSO). Sponsors for the event were Syndicate Bank and Adani. The carnival was a showstopper. Games like futsal, seven tiles, tennis ball cricket and a whole lot of other activities were organized by VSO to complete the fun.
Manipal Marathon this year had the theme of run for the awareness of stroke. It also coincides with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Manipal Institute of Technology. A reason why it was decided to hold at such a large scale. It was a success by any standards with runners from a number of other states participating.
Naveen is preparing to take part in the world championship he said and was training at Bangalore. He hails from Haryana. Ranjeet Singh finished second and Santosh third in the men’s half marathon. KiranJithur who won the first prize in the women’s half marathon is from Punjab.She has won two other half marathons in the country recently. ThippavvaSannakki was second and Archana finished third. The second and third finishers in both categories won cash prizes of 35,000 and 20,000 respectively.
The winner in the 10 kilometre race for women was Mamta of Varanasi, Suprita was second and Deeksha third. PravinKhambal was the winner in the men’s section, Vijay was second and Chetan GJ was third. In the 10 kilometres Senior women’s category, Yulia came first,Rekha was second and Prameela third. Shankara won the race in the Senior men’s category, Vishwanath Kotian was second and Divakar was third.
With Manipal Institute of Technology celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year, Revels ‘17 beginning March 8, is special. There are a lot many events this time round and the showcase event -- The Proshow -- will be the most exciting and interesting entertainer and thousands are looking forward to having a rollicking time.
When Benny Dayal, Bollywood playback singer famous for his colossal blockbusters like Badtameez Dil &Ude Dil Befikre, and Anish Sood, one of India’s most prolific DJs, known for performing alongside famous names likeDavid Guetta, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Afrojack and Axwell take the stage on March 11 to bring the curtain down on this edition of Revels, the Saturday night fever will last long for the near 6000 crowd that is expected to gather at KMC Greens.
Yes, there is an entry fee to their show. But for the rest to be held at the MIT Quadrangle, there will be no ticket. Benny Dayal will be accompanied by his band FunktuaTion, known for their remarkably groovy music. Anish Sood, India’s answer to international dance music, is known to spellbind people with his funky beats.His originals and live sets effortlessly blend across house, electro and techno and his distinct understanding of dancefloors, moods, trends and audiences ensures that the presentation will be one to look forward to.
Six artistes will perform on three days includingKaran Singh Magic- Magician, mind reader, psychological illusionist. Sahil Shah- Punmaster, Comedian and Occasional Time Traveler. Co- Founder of East India Comedy. Karunesh Talwar a comedian and Lagori, young, energetic, full of surprises known to set the stage on fire with his soulful music.
Register at proshow.mitrevels.in and get a chance to be a part of the splendid finale.Limited tickets are available.
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