Chennai marathon

February 15, 2009 at 6:37 am (Weekend's) (, )

The Chennai Marathon took place on Sunday morning with over 17,000 people participating.

The seventh edition of the marathon, being organised by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, began at 0600 hrs IST at Anna Square.

The marathon follows the following route: Anna Square – Labour Statue – Gandhi Statue – Foreshore Estate – Greenways Point – Malar Hospital – Besant Avenue – 4th Main Road – Vellankanni Church and back.

Called ‘Run For Chennai’, the marathon carries a prize money of Rs 6.75 lakh. While the winners will get Rs 5 lakh, the second prize is Rs 1 lakh and the third is Rs 50,000. There is also a caonsolation prize of Rs 1,000 for 25 runners.

The events include a 42.2 km full marathon, a half marathon of 22.2 km and a mini marathon which will be for 10 km

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