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Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2012
Second edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2012 concludes today
* Mr. Anurag Sharma, City Police Commissioner and Mr. Sharlin Thayil CEO - Bharti Airtel AP flagged off the marathon at 6:00 am
* More than 3500 runners took part in the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon
* Honourable Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. ESL Narasimhan felicitated the winners at the finish point at CMC Balayogi stadium, Gachibowli
Hyderabad, August 26th, 2012: Hyderabad Runners, together with Bharti Airtel, a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has today organized the second edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2012. The event was flagged of by Mr. Anurag Sharma, Police Commissioner, Hyderabad and Mr. Sharlin Thayil, CEO - Bharti Airtel AP at 6:00 am from the picturesque Hussainsagar Lake (People’s Plaza). More than 3500 runners participated in the city’s biggest Marathon event. Hyderabad city witnessed enthusiastic participation from runners across India and overseas running to celebrate Hyderabad.
The full marathon which was flagged off from the scenic Hussainsagar Lake (People’s Plaza) at 5 am went through Banjara Hills, Jubilee hills, Hi-Tec City and successfully concluded at Hyderabad’s most prominent sports venue, the GMC Balayogi Stadium at Gachibowli. The half marathon runners, relay runners and the special group of runners called ‘“Marathon friends” enjoyed their run across the serene roads on a pleasant Sunday morning. This is just the second edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and within a span of one year this people’s event has been embraced by not just the citizens of Hyderabad but runners across the country and overseas. The route for the Marathon was serene with runners running along the lake, running on the flyovers, the hills, passing through the tech hub and finally finishing at the prominent sporting spot of Hyderabad the GMC Balayogi stadium.
Honourable Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. ESL Narasimhan, Mr. Sharlin Thayil, CEO - Bharti Airtel AP, Tirumala Rao, Cyberabad Police Commissioner, Dr. T.R.K.Rao, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, SAAP, Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad were present at the GMC Balayogi Stadium at Gachibowli to felicitate the winners.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Head quartered in New Delhi. India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 262 million customers across its operations at the end of July 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com
About Hyderabad Runners
Hyderabad Runners—a not for profit society formed in 2007—is one of the largest running groups in India with more than 1000 members cutting across age, gender, profession and social strata. Its goal is to promote running as the primary form of fitness. Our activities include organizing runs, training, promoting physical and mental fitness, encouraging the citizens of Hyderabad to adopt healthy lifestyles through running. In addition to daily, weekly, semi-annual runs, the group organizes the prestigious Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, a premier sporting event in India. For more information, please visit www.hvderabadrunners.com
For more information, please contact:
Kali Kondury, Hyderabad Runners @ 098480 19957
Sunitha Simon, Bharti Airtel @ 098490 11090
Naresh. Ketchum Sampark @ 098483 35510
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