Second Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya [ Current Affairs ]

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Second Sohra Marathon-2015 was held in Meghalaya Mawkdok in East Khashi. Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma who also joined the runners in the marathon. Second Sohra Marathon event was jointly organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs and Department of Art & Culture under the Chief Minister’s Youth Development Scheme along with sponsorship from many agencies including the State Bank of India.

  • The marathon named after the Cherrapunji’s historical name Sohra, started and ended at Mawkdok crossing through 13 destinations. The marathon saw participation of thousands of people from all walks of life including ministers, bureaucrats, officials, bankers, policemen, tourists, parents, children and persons with disabilities. The first three winners of the Full
  • Marathon in the male category were Vikas Kumar, Jomsingstar Ramsiej and Honton Rynjah. The first three winners of the Full Marathon in the female category were Shyamilee Singh, Darishisha Iangjuh and Habari Warjri. Music and cultural events added a feel of festivity around the venue and enthralled the visitors. The events of the day included Full Marathon (42.2 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), 10 km Run and Kids Fun Run.

- Published on: July 21, 2015