Having decided to run a half -marathon here in Chennai I immediately started preparing by watching movies which deal with marathons. The Marathon Man is a great movie, but Dustin Hoffman runs too fast . Then I came across the movie- Run, Fat Boy, Run which is an OK movie but has great running tips. Perseverance was the key ingredient.
On a pleasant rainy day (Sept 27th) about 300 runner participated in the race. I ran the race (without Stopping) in 2hrs and 50 minutes. Post marathon there were celebrations, a carnival type atmosphere , a full food court and the Masala Dosai tasted particularly good .
The winners were;
Men- John Wembusa(KENYA) 1:04.04
Women- Nelly Jepkurui(KENYA) 1:15.53
Wembusa has a world ranking of 42 and was awarded 5 Lakhs prize money.