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Marathon girl Sudha Singh sets national record at IAAF Diamond League

Marathon girl Sudha Singh sets national record at IAAF Diamond League

Shanghai, May 15 : Sudha Singh, the 2010 Asian Games gold medallist in 3000m steeplechase, created a new national record as she finished 8th in her pet event at the prestigious IAAF Diamond League race here on Saturday.

Sudha clocked 9:26.55 to surpass the existing national record of 9:27.09 which was set by Lalita Shivaji Babar at the 2016 Federation Cup.

Babar, who is world number one in the women's 3000m steeplechase, clocked 9:43.30 to finish at the 13th spot.

Australia's Pat Farmer due to finish 4600 KM run through India

Australia's Pat Farmer due to finish 4600 KM run through India

New Delhi, Mar. 29 : Australian ultra-marathon legend Pat Farmer is due to finish his epic 4600km run through India on Wednesday 30 March 2016, at approximately 11.30pm IST or 5pm AEDT.

Pat will reach the official finish point of his 65 day run at Srinagar in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Spirit of India run began on January 26, 2016 (Australia Day and India Republic Day) in the southernmost point of India at Kanyakumari.

Marathon man Pat Farmer's `Spirit of India' set to reach Agra

Marathon man Pat Farmer's `Spirit of India' set to reach Agra

New Delhi, Mar. 9 : Australian ultra-marathoner Pat Farmer's `Spirit of India Run' from the southern tip of Kanyakumari to Kashmir at the northern end will be arriving at Taj Mahal on Thursday.

The 60-day Spirit of India Run was launched on January 26 and Farmer had run through eight states across India - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan with twenty days to go before finishing his epic journey in Srinagar, Kashmir.

37,000 runners take part in annual Tokyo Marathon 2016

37,000 runners take part in annual Tokyo Marathon 2016

Tokyo (Japan), Mar. 9 : With Tokyo being selected to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo Marathon 2016 wheelchair race was sanctioned by the international Paralympic Committee.

Tokyo established the "Semi-Elite" category for superior athletes from outside of Japan to provide better participation opportunities for runners from outside of Japan in the 2016 event.

Around 37,000 runners ran through the streets of Metropolitan Tokyo.

With its blend of old and new, Tokyo provides a fantastic venue for one of the worlds greatest marathons.

Oz marathon runner Pat Farmer visits Sabarmati Ashram at halfway mark

Oz marathon runner Pat Farmer visits Sabarmati Ashram at halfway mark

Ahmedabad, Feb.27 : Australian ultra-marathoner Pat Farmer, who embarked on a 60-day 'Spirit of India Run' to Kashmir from Kanyakumari last month, marked his halfway point with a visit to the home of one of India's greatest leaders.

On the way to Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat, Farmer and his crew stopped by Sabarmati Ashram - the home where Mahatma Gandhi developed his plans for an independent India.

"Today I had the great privilege, one of the greatest moments of my life, to be able to step inside Mahatma Gandhi's home," Farmer said.

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