Delhi Half Marathon 2020: Records Tumble as Elite Runners Brave Pollution and Coronavirus

Other Sports | News18 Sports | November 29, 2020, 11:44 am
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 More than 60 professional runners participated in the race, while several hundred enthusiasts ran in other cities on routes of their choice, using a mobile app to post race timings (Photo Credit: Reuters)
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More than 60 professional runners participated in the race, while several hundred enthusiasts ran in other cities on routes of their choice, using a mobile app to post race timings (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 Although air quality was poor, the runners got a bit of a reprieve, as pollution levels in the capital were dramatically better than those of recent weeks (Photo Credit: Reuters)
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Although air quality was poor, the runners got a bit of a reprieve, as pollution levels in the capital were dramatically better than those of recent weeks (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 Delhi Half Marathon was scaled back as the national capital experiences a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic (Photo Credit: Reuters)
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Delhi Half Marathon was scaled back as the national capital experiences a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 New Delhi’s AQI was at 252 on a scale of 500, “poor” levels, according to the Central Pollution Control Board, but skies were relatively clear and the readings were significantly below the “severe” levels (Photo Credit: Reuters)
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New Delhi’s AQI was at 252 on a scale of 500, “poor” levels, according to the Central Pollution Control Board, but skies were relatively clear and the readings were significantly below the “severe” levels (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, who is the brand ambassador of the event, flagged off the ADHM with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
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India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, who is the brand ambassador of the event, flagged off the ADHM with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KirenRijiju)

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 Ethiopian Amedework Walelegn dethroned compatriot Andamlak Belihu in a nail-biting finish to win the Delhi Half Marathon men's race in a course record time of 58.53 minutes. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
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Ethiopian Amedework Walelegn dethroned compatriot Andamlak Belihu in a nail-biting finish to win the Delhi Half Marathon men's race in a course record time of 58.53 minutes. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KirenRijiju)

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 India's Avinash Sable, who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 3000m steeplechase, emerged winner among Indian elite runners, clocking 1:00.30. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
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India's Avinash Sable, who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 3000m steeplechase, emerged winner among Indian elite runners, clocking 1:00.30. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KirenRijiju)

  • First Published: November 29, 2020, 11:32 am

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