Deepika Padukone promotes Bangalore marathon

Deepika Padukone promotes Bangalore marathonBangalore, Mar 26 : Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Thursday announced that a ten-kilometer marathon would be held here on May 31, 2009.

Padukone, who is promoting the marathon, said she would try to run as much as she could in the marathon.

"I have been practicing yoga for the past few years. I don't know how much that is going to help me. Maybe not in terms of endurance but definitely in terms of metal strength. In flexibility, I think I have a decent stamina. So, I will try and run as much as I can," she said.

The marathon has separate categories and different distances are allocated for different categories.

The categories are as follows: World ten-kilometer elite for men and women, nation's challenge, senior citizen's run, wheel chair run, and open ten-kilometer run.

A total prize money of 1,55,000 dollars is to be won in this event. (ANI)