Coimbatore, Oct 4: Over 10,000 people on Sunday took part in the 3rd edition of Coimbatore Marathon 2015, for the cause of cancer patients. Coastal Security Group ADGP, Sylendra Babu, flagged-off the 21.1 KM half marathon, which had over 1,300 participants.
Thousands of citizens turned out early morning and cheered the runners all along the route, proving that the Coimbatore Marathon has grown bigger and better with each passing year, Ramesh Ponnusami, secretary, Coimbatore Runners, joint sponsors, said.
The 10 km run, which had over 3,000 plus runners, was flagged-off by Dr T Balaji, Managing Trustee, Coimbatore Cancer Foundation, the joint organisers and the 5 km run, which had over 6,400 plus runners, by Mayor P.Rajkumar.
The Mens 21.1 km half marathon was won by Soji Mathew, while R Poonkodi won the women's.
Results : Half Marathon 21.1 km
Men: Soji Mathew 01:06:20; Murali P-01:08:58; Dasari Obulesu: 1:09:36
Women: R Poonkodi 01:33:08; Vasanthamani: 01.33.19; Sangeetha 01.50.52
10 km marathon:
Men Vijay 00.32.2;, Ramachandaran R 00.32.20; Satede Appala Naidu 00.32.51
Women: Padmavathi S 00.39.26; Jothi R 00.39.56; Anu Priya K 00.42.04
The prize Money amounting to over Rs 2.6 lakh was presented to the winners.