Bangalore hosts first midnight marathon

Updated: 22 May 2007 11:27 IST

Who said Bangalore does not have a night life? In fact, it's a lot more active than you would imagine.

Bangalore hosts first midnight marathon
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Bangalore:

Who said Bangalore does not have a night life?

In fact, it's a lot more active than you would imagine. The city held the first midnight marathon on Saturday.

Ram Singh Papiya from Varanasi finished the 42.195 km full marathon in a time of 2:30.28. Mathew Kongongo from Kenya was the runner up.

Rina Das was the winner in the women's category, finishing the marathon in 3 hours 32 minutes.

Almost a thousand people, inlcuding a lot of professional runners, participated in the full marathon as well as the 21.1 km half-marathon.

There was also an IT run earlier in the day, which was just 5.4 km.

Topics : Athletics
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