Ethiopian athlete Mikiya Yemmath stood first, while Kenya’s Samuel Kamua came second in the ‘Jio Amaravati’ marathon run held here today. To promote the brand image of Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati, an NGO DEEP organised the marathon, which is also supported by the state government.
State boy B Srinivas from Vizianagaram came in third in the 21-kms half-marathon run.
Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu distributed the prizes to the winners.
He also complimented Guntur Collector Kantilal Dante, who completed the half-marathon in 2 hours 10 minutes.
Earlier, Police Commissioner Goutam Sawang flagged off the half-marathon.
Later, Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu, AP Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr K Srinivas, Parliament member K Srinivas, state Director General of Police J V Ramudu and international chess player K Hampi flagged off 10 kms and 5 kms runs.
A large number of youth, senior citizens and women arrived in the city from across the country to participate in the run.
On the occasion, the CM also launched Jio 4G wi-fi services at the MG road.