IIM Shillong marathon a huge draw

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By ANDREW W. LYNGDOH
  • Published 10.10.14
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Shillong, Oct. 9: IIM Shillong’s first-ever marathon witnessed more than 100 participants today amid a dip in temperatures and the onset of the north wind that augurs winter.

The marathon – Run for Shillong – was organised in association with Red Bull to promote the rich culture and heritage of Shillong.

Nearly 110-115 men and women participated in the 3.8km run, which commenced from the IIM Shillong campus to Ward’s Lake near the Raj Bhavan.

Apart from the students of the B-School, students from institutes like NIFT, Nehu, MLCU and NIT Meghalaya participated in the marathon.

Players from Royal Wahingdoh Football Club, which is one of the teams in this year’s I-League championship, also showed their support for the cause of promoting the cleanliness of the Ward’s Lake and safeguarding the Golf course.

Bankyrshanlang Khongsngi emerged victorious in the men’s category. The second slot went to Pynshngainlang Dkhar while Badon Singtham came third.

Among the women, Darishisha Iangjuh was the winner. Themreichan Ningshen came second while Apurva Jain, a student of IIM Shillong, secured the third position. The winners will be felicitated on Sunday during the valedictory function of the IIM Shillong Golf Cup.

The guests included Suman Lyngdoh, Miss Shillong 2013, marathoner Gerald Pde, filmmaker Pradip Kurbah, actor Merlvin Jude Mukhim and film producer Sweety Jane Pala.

The IIM Shillong Golf Cup Season 7 will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Golf course here. The marathon is the precursor to the institute’s annual fest Khlur-Thma or “war of stars”.

Football academy: Nongthymmai Sports Club, which has produced several state as well as national footballers, will launch its own football academy on Saturday. The launch will take place at Nongthymmai football ground here. The objective is to hone the skills of young talents. The eligible age for enrolment in Nongthymmai Football Academy is 10-15 years, club general secretary J.S. Cajee said.