More than 8000 runners participated in the event
26th March 2023, Bengaluru: Bengaluru sprung to life early on a Sunday morning as over 8000+ people took part in the 1st edition of the NEB one8 Run. Indian Ace Cricketer – Virat Kohli flagged off the run with the aim to promote fitness in the city.
Professional athletes, and enthusiastic citizens participated in the run on Sunday. Shivam Yadav won the first prize in the fastest male category by covering the distance of 18 km in 0:59:55, and Vaibhav Patil bagged the first rank by covering the distance of 10km in 0:32:38.
To motivate all the runners before the start of the run, Virat Kohli said, “Namaskara Bengaluru. Thank you so much for turning out huge numbers. I couldn’t believe the excitement and anticipation when I arrived at the venue. The one8 Run will be organized every year, and we will put in the effort to do it pan India to create more awareness about healthy living and fitness. Running is a discipline that can be done with encouragement from your friends or partners.
He signed off by saying, “Enjoy, Maadi.”
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