Guwahati, April 18: The Bihdia Bihu Committee of Chaygaon is organising an All-Assam Prize-money Marathon Run for boys and girls on April 29 to promote athletics in the state.
Bihdia Bihu Committee’s organising secretary Hiranya Das said: “The Chaygaon area has seen a number of athletes performing well in different parts of the state. One of the finest athletes from the state, Tayabun Nisha, has come to our aid. She has always been eager to take forward a player to the national level and we have offered to take care of that. We will be sending a boy and a girl for training at a national camp.” The organisers are expecting more than 200 participants. “The athlete with the best potential will have a chance to train outside,” said Nisha, a former international athlete. “We have decided to hold a half marathon (21km),” Das added.