Over 400 citizens participate in Rawalpindi marathon.

RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi marathon began on Sunday, starting from Sports Complex Liaquat Bagh to Allama Iqbal Park, Shamsabad while passing through Murree Road.

The length of the marathon race track is 5km. A total of 470 athletes including 30 senior citizens participated in the marathon.Among participants from three categories of the race -senior citizens, open category and under-16 - cash prizes amounting to Rs300,000 were distributed to athletes who won a prominent position while all other participants were given certificates.

The athlete who secured the first position in the open category completed the track in 15 and a half minutes while the athlete who secured the first position in the under-16 category completed the track in 16 minutes.

Commissioner Rawalpindi Liaquat Ali Chattha, Deputy Commissioner Hasan Waqar Cheema and Divisional Sports Officer Abdul Waheed Babar participated in the ceremony held at Iqbal Park and distributed prizes.

Commissioner Chattha said that participation is more important than winning and losing in any sport, and it is a good sign that a total of 470 athletes participated in this marathon including 30 senior citizens.

He said that a three-day Spring festival began in Rawalpindi on Sunday, in which sports have been included...

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