Mini-marathon to create awareness on obesity

Coimbatore,Jan 24 (PTI) The Sports Development Authority ofTamil Nadu, jointly with Gem Hospital, is jointly organising''Coimbatore Mini Marathon'' here on Jan 30 to create awarenessabout obesity, claimed to be behind most diseases likediabetes, hypertension and cancer.

The ''fight obesity campaign'' would have four categories forschool boys and girls, men and women.

It is jointly supported by Bharathiar University and NSS,Raja Mahendran, District Sports officer and Dr C Palanivelu,Director, Gem Hospital, told reporters here today.

The first three winners among all the categories would besponsored by the State Government for the Chennai Marathonscheduled on February 13, Mahendran said.

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