2nd Sohra Marathon-2015 was held in Meghalaya on 17 July 2015. The marathon was flagged off at Mawkdok in East Khashi
Hills District by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who also joined the runners in the marathon.
The marathon, named after the Cherrapunji’s historical name Sohra, started and ended at Mawkdok crossing through 13 destinations.
The marathon saw participation of thousands of people from all walks of life including ministers, bureaucrats, officials, bankers, policemen, tourists, parents, children and persons with disabilities.
The events of the day included Full Marathon (42.2 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), 10 km Run and Kids Fun Run. Music and cultural events added a feel of festivity around the venue and enthralled the visitors.
Winners of the Marathon
• The first three winners of the Full Marathon in the male category were Vikas Kumar, Jomsingstar Ramsiej and Honton Rynjah
• The first three winners of the Full Marathon in the female category were Shyamilee Singh, Darishisha Iangjuh and Habari Warjri
The event was jointly organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs and Department of Art & Culture under the Chief Minister’s Youth Development Scheme along with sponsorship from many agencies including the State Bank of India.
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