Maligaon, 05th November, 2023:
The third leg of Northeast Half Marathon was completed with great enthusiasm on 5th November, 2023. The Oil India - NFR Northeast Half Marathon was flagged off from Bogibeel Bridge, Dibrugarh by Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Labour and Employment, Govt of India in presence of General Manager of N. F. Railway, Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava and various other officials from district administration, PSUs and dignitaries. After its inauguration by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, this was the biggest event at the iconic site of Bogibeel. The event saw huge participation from local and national level. The Oil India – NFR Northeast Half Marathon, Dibrugarh was supported by Oil India, Indian Oil Corporation, Railtel, Plasser, L&T, SAI, Assam Athletic Association, Assam Police & Vikrun Foundation among others. Awards worth 6.5 Lakh Rupees were distributed to the winners. The event was curated by internationally acclaimed curator, Shri Rahul Bali.
Participants competed in three different race categories - 21 Km, 10 Km and 5 Km run both for men and women. Among the 21 Km-long half marathon runners, Trilok KR won the men’s race in 01:08:44 while Nodia Patar won the women’s race in 01:37:05. Monobi Sinha came second in 01:10:04 in the men’s race while Maya Medhi emerged as second runner in the women’s race clocking 01:40:20. Winners of 21 Km, 10 Km and 5 Km run for both the categories were awarded with prize money, medals, and certificates.
The Northeast Half Marathon is a series of Marathons that are being conducted across Northeast India with the aim of empowering the sportspersons and development of sporting activity in Northeast India. The first Marathon of the planned series was held at Maligaon on Sunday 05th February, 2023 and second event of this series was held at Darjeeling on 26th February, 2023. N.F. Railway is committed to bring such sporting events in near future for the upliftment of sporting culture in Northeast India.