Thousands of runners are expected to take to the streets in the heart of the city early in the morning with the first Open 10K race scheduled for the start at 5:30. Between the Elite races, women start first at 7.10 am and men at 8 am.
Defending champion Andamlak Belihu is looking forward to Sunday’s chances of winning at least $ 26,000. This 23-year-old, a two-time World Cup finalist, loves India when he is successful in all the starts.
In the women’s section, which begins with memories of the defending champion Agnes Tirop, the 2017 champion Irene Cheptai will present herself against the world champion in the 5000 m Hellen Obiri. Faith Cherono and Joyce Tele would be a challenge to the established names.
Srinu, Sanjivani’s leading Indian challenge
Sanjivani Jadhav defending champion and Srin Bugatha, an army man, will compete for the highest awards among Indian stars. Others in the men’s field are marathon runner AB Balliappa, who comes from Coorg, and Kartik Kumar.
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