Marathon Man and team back from 24 Hrs Stadium Run held in Mumbai

Sagar Chettri

Gangtok, 31 Aug: Marathon Man Amar Subba came fourth in the 24 Hours Stadium Run held on 28 and 29 August at Wings Sports Centre, Bandra West, Mumbai. He covered a distance of 159.20 KMs in 24 hours in the run which started at 5:30 PM on 28 August and continued till 5:30 PM on 29 August.

His students, Jatin Chettri also came fourth covering 95.2 KMs, Pritam Rai finished on the 8th position with 94.01 KMs and Dhan Kumar Mangar covered 82.8 KMs in 12 hours stadium run held from 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM on 29 August. Unfortunately, another long-distance runner from Sikkim, Shiva Hang Limboo failed to qualify in 100 KMs run for the upcoming international competition in the same event. It is informed that there were 25 runners in the 24 hours run, while the 12 hours run had more than 500 runners. The five-member team reached home this evening after participating in the event, which was organized by NEB Sports. Addressing a press conference here today, 52-year-old Amar Subba expressed happiness and satisfaction over the team’s performance. “It was a big challenge

for us to participate in such a big event after a gap of two years especially for runners from hills. I am satisfied and happy with my performance and of my students in the event even though the weather condition was not the best,” he expressed. He expressed his gratitude to Sikkim Krantikari Morcha and

its sports wing for extending full support to the team for the event. He also thanked the state government for creating a suitable environment for the development of sports and sportspersons

in Sikkim. Mr Subba and his students will soon start training for the upcoming international 24

Hours Stadium Run to be held in December at Delhi. “My target was to cover at least 160 KMs in

24 hours but I ran short by a few meters. Now my target is to cover 200 KMs in 24 hours in the

upcoming 24 hours stadium run in Delhi. We will prepare hard to give our best in the competition

and make Sikkim proud,” he said.