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SRINAGAR: In a bid towards healthy society and with the aim to bring sports awareness, J&K State Sports Council held a marathon ‘Kashmir cross country run 2018’ on Wednesday from Nehru Park to Nishat Srinagar.
More than 1,200 athletes including coaches, sportspersons, players, students from disciplines participated in the said marathon.
The marathon was flagged off by Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez who was Chief Guest on the occasion.
The winners were awarded with mementos by the Secretary.
Among the senior section, Tariq Khan with the timing of 25.9.42 got first Place while Muneer Dar and Hans Raj got second and third positions with the timings of 25.14.36 and 25.56.36 respectively.
Among junior section, Sheikh Saqibul Raheem got first place with the timing of 27.17.55 and Gulbadan Hikmatyar and Muzamil Hussain got second and third positions with the timing of 27.22.82 and 27.39.98 respectively.
The marathon was organised by J&K State Sports Council wherein officials of the council were also present.
J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) Secretary, Dr Naseem Javaid Chowdhary while giving away the mementos to the winners said, “Such activities will boost the morale of the sportspersons and will also help in identifying and nurturing the talent at various age levels under various matrices.”
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