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11th Edition of Coimbatore's Biggest Marathon held

11th Edition of Coimbatore's Biggest Marathon held

Over 18,500 participated across 3 categories in the Walkaroo Coimbatore Marathon 2023 held on Sunday to support the cause of the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation. 
The 21.1 km half marathon, which had 2,300 runners was flagged off by Sylendra Babu, retired DGP, V. Balakrishnan - Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City, Kranthi Kumar Pati, District Collector, Coimbatore.
The 10 km run, which had 5,700 runners, was flagged off by Saravana Sundar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Coimbatore, Rajarajan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Coimbatore City Police, G Chandeesh, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), V.Noushad, Managing Director, Walkaroo Group.
The 5 km run, which had more than 10,100 runners, was flagged off by - Dr. T Balaji, Managing Trustee, Coimbatore Cancer Foundation, Abdul Rasheed Veluthedath Director, Walkaroo International Private Limited.
The race started on Park Gate Road and the prize distribution ceremony was held at Stanes School Ground. 
Dr. T Balaji, Managing Trustee of the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation and 
Mr. Ramesh Ponnuswami, Race Director said, “The eleventh edition of the marathon has been a big success''.  
Results – Open Category:
1. Half Marathon – 21.1 kms, Men, i Nanhen Verma,  ii. Ramesh, iii. Bhebhav Chauhan
Women, i. Lithanya Sree, ii. Divya S & Shafna Sherin 2. 10 km marathon Men i. Sathish Kumar, ii. Tamilarasu M iii. 3. Anmol Sharma
Women i. Kiruthika  ii. Sangeetha Rani,  iii.      Mahadevi M.
Results – Veteran Category. 1. Half Marathon – 21.1 kms a. Men  i. John Kennedy  ii.      Asokan Shanmugam iii.  Mohan Muthusamy
b. Women  i. Shiji Anthony  ii.      Mahalakshmi Ravi  iii. Kalaimani A 2. 10 km marathon a. Men i. Joseph EJ  ii.      Prabhakar Krishnan iii. Martin Devasahayam
b. Women  i. Amuthanayagi ii Savita Shastri  iii. Paramasivam Shivamani.
The Walkaroo Coimbatore Marathon was brought to the city by Coimbatore Cancer Foundation in association with Coimbatore Runners & Show Space Events. 
The Prize Money amounting to over Rs. 4.25 Lakhs was presented to the winners.