Kolkata, Dec 12 (PTI) Seasoned Army man Srinu Bugatha will look to defend his Indian Elite men’s title while Federation Cup winner Sanjivani Jadhav will start as favourite in the women’s section at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K here on Sunday.
The seventh edition of the USD 100,000 prize money race will take place after a two-year pandemic-forced break.
Senior pro Bugatha is in good form, having finished third among Indians in the Delhi Half Marathon in October.
He is also a winner of the 2021 New Delhi Marathon in 2:14:59 seconds and the Indian Elite crown at the 2020 Tata Mumbai Marathon in 2:18:44. Bugatha will have Abhishek Pal and Harshad Mhatre as his rivals.
Pal was the Indian Elite winner at this year’s TCS World 10K Bengaluru in May and also went on to win the 5,000m gold at the National Games and the 10,000m gold at the National inter-state athletics championships.
Source: PTI News