Early on Wednesday morning, the banks of Sabarmati River were peppered by the footsteps of a person who could be considered the country’s most famous runner. It was in fact Milind Soman and his entourage, who commenced their run from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa, as part of “The Great India Run.”
Flagged off by Shri Ramanlal Vora, Social Justice & Empowerment Minister of Gujarat and Shri Gautam Shah, Mayor of Ahmedabad at The Waterfront at NID Paldi, this is the third Leg of The Great India Run conceptualised by ProSportify in association with MobieFit Technologies which started from New Delhi on the 17th of July.
Simultaneously, a five-km fun run was also flagged off till the Vallabh, Sadan Riverfront Route that saw people of Ahmedabad city come out to celebrate the joy of running.
Icon Runner Milind Soman arrived in the city yesterday to run for the cause of fitness advocated by the country’s first ever multi-city marathon. He is going to cover a stretch of 570 kms in nine days traversing through the scenic town of Silvassa.
Alongside him are Nasir Kakar and Ritu Joshi. Dinesh Heda would be joining them a day later from Vadodara. Milind along with the group of ultra runners would reach Mumbai from their respective routes on the 4th of August, two days ahead of the earlier scheduled date.