PSPB Delhi International Half Marathon, Petro Run-2019 held

New Delhi: The 4th edition of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) International Half Marathon, 'Petro Run', was flagged off by India’s champion sports-stars Hima Das, Pullela Gopichand and IOCians on Sunday in New Delhi.

On the occasion Chairman PSPB and Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) Dr MM Kutty, President PSPB and Chairman of Indian Oil Sanjiv Singh, IndianOil's board members — Director (Planning & Business Development) GK Satish, Director (HR) Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director (Pipelines) Akshay Kumar Singh, Director (Finance) Sandeep Kumar Gupta, along with Indian Oil sport stars, Ameya Malik, Jauna Murmur, Suresh Kumar, Laxman Rawat, SK Uthappa, Kajal Kumari, Padmini Rout, M Poovamma and Swapna Burman were present on the occasion. Thonakal Gopi, Olympian and reigning Asian champion, Sudha Singh, Olympian and CWG gold medal winner, among other India internationals, were also present at the event.

The 4th edition of Petro Run 2019 of PSPB Delhi International Half Marathon carried prize money worth Rs 42 lakh

The 4th edition of Petro Run 2019 of PSPB Delhi International Half Marathon carried prize money of Rs 42 lakh. It was the highest prize money for a domestic event in the country with overall 119 prizes under various categories for both men and women.

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PSPB under the aegis of  Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been conducting this run for the past three years. Indian Oil Chairman also participated in the 5-km run, along with others, and completed the feat in 40 minutes. Speaking on the occasion he said, “The immense participation at PSPB Petro Run 2019 stands testimony to the thrust being laid upon on fitness. Cleanliness and awareness on not using single-use plastics has been reiterated in today’s Petro Run.”

While flagging off the 21-km PSPB marathon, Das said, "It is wonderful to see such huge participation in PSPB Petro Run. The focus on health and fitness in India is gaining momentum and it would really go a long way. Kudos to PSPB for organising such an initiative." Gopichand said, “It is an electrifying environment here! I am overwhelmed to witness this level of participation at the Petro Run! It is a privilege to be associated with PSPB and Indian Oil. Kudos to the organisers and best wishes to runners."

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