Jamshedpur, Nov 10: Tata Steel today organised the sixth edition of Tata Steel Jamshedpur Run-a-thon at JRD Tata Sports Complex. More than 4500 participants participated in the run across 3 categories, representing 14 states across India. The event started from the Archery Ground, JRD Tata Sports Complex from 6:10 am onwards.
The 10-km and 7-km races were open to all (Indian Nationals only), while the 5-km run was for under-16 boys and girls. The 10-km race is the internationally approved distance for road races by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Tata Steel dignitaries present at the event were T V Narendran, CEO & MD Tata Steel, Ruchi Narendran, Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services and Sudhanshu Pathak, VP Steel Manufacturing.
Dr J J Irani, former MD, Tata Steel graced the occasion and congratulated the winners and participants of Run-a-thon 2019. Neeraj Kant, MD ISWP, Tarun Daga, MD, JUSCO, and other senior dignitaries of Tata Steel also were present on the occasion. Piyush Pandey (IPS), SP Rural, Dr Ehtesham Waquarib (IPS), SP Rail Jamshedpur, Manmohan Prasad, Executive Magistrate (East Singhbhum) and District Sports Officer also participated in the event along with other senior officials.
Narendra Pratap won the 10 Km Run (Men) bagging a prize money of Rs 51000. Runner-up Pintu Yadav received Rs 41000 cash prize followed by Virendra Kumar Verma winning Rs 31000 prize money.
In the 10 km Run (Women) KM Reenu won the top spot as she received Rs 51000 cash prize. Samsad Ara Begum and Aradhana Singh win the second and third place bagging Rs 41000 and Rs 31000 prize money respectively.
The winner of the 10-km (male) finished the race in 31 mins 18 secs whereas the winner of 10-km (female) finished the race in 37 mins 48 secs.
Arif Ali was the winner in the 7 km Run for Men while Bimla Patel bagged the top spot in women category. Each runner won prize money of Rs 25000.
The 7-km (male) winner finished the race in 22 mins 22 secs whereas the winner of 7-km (female) finished the race in 27 mins 29 secs.
Gopal Ram (Boys) and Itishree Mohanta (Girls) were the 5 km run winners. They received Rs 10000 cash prize each.
The 5 km (male) and 5-km (female) winners finished the race in 16 mins 22 secs and 20 mins 56 secs respectively.
It is worthwhile to mention that the winning timing clocked in the 10-km (male) category last year was 32 mins 04 secs while that for the 10-km (female) category was finished the race in 37 mins 54 secs.