FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, July 17: Thousands of people from all walks of life, including the ministers, bureaucrats, officials, bankers, policemen, tourists, parents, children and persons with disabilities participated in the 2nd Sohra Marathon, 2015 held on Friday.
The 2nd Sohra Marathon took off at Mawkdok half way to Sohra (Cherrapunjee) the wettest place on earth witnessed Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, his cabinet colleagues Ampareen Lyngdoh, Zenith Sangma , Chief Secretary P.B.O Warjri as the distinguished participants of the run.
The events of the day included Full Marathon (42.2 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), 10 km Run and Kids Fun Run. Music and cultural events added a feel of festivity around the venue and enthralled the visitors.
The winners of the Full Marathon in the male category were Vikas Kumar (1st) from Delhi, Jomsingstar Ramsiej (2nd), followed by Honton Rynjah, while Shyamilee Singh, Darishisha Iangjuh and Habari Warjri bagged the first three positions among the females.
The event was jointly organized by the Sports & Youth Affairs department and the Art & Culture department under the Chief Minister’s Youth Development Scheme along with sponsorship from many agencies including the State Bank of India.