People participate in the Vizag Marathon – 2022, on the beach road in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. | Photo Credit: V. RAJU
A total of 12 people, coming from the city, emerged as winners in the first edition of Sandhya Marines Vizag Marathon organized by Vizag Runners Society (VRS) on the beach road on Sunday.
R. Ramesh Chandra, M. Harish and Vedavyas MSJ were the winners in the men’s half marathon category. Navya Vadde, A. Yamini, Y. Rama Lakshmi in the women’s half marathon category. V. Ramesh, V. Kiran Kumar, Mohan Rao in the 10 K run male category. Karunashree, A. Vijaya, K. Divya Durga in 10 K women category. A lucky draw was organized to give away consolation prizes in the children’s section.
More than 5,000 people participated in the marathon, including 500 for the half marathon, 1000 for the 10k run and 3,500 for the 3km and 5km runs. The total prize money of the winners is ₹4 lakh for the top five finishers in both male and female categories. T-shirts, jute bags and finisher medals were given to all the participants, said K. Srinivas from the organizing committee.
A joint hospital provides medical support at the event. The officials of Sandhya Marines Ltd. K. Anand and K. Arun marathon at The Park Hotel Junction. CMR club president Mavuri Venkata Ramana has left the 5K run for children.