The PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon ran into its 5th edition on September 18, 2016, evoking a response that was stronger than ever, with over 7000 runners taking part in the event. 4,100 runners completed the marathon, covering a total of 86,510 kilometers. 1,050 runners participated in the 3.5km Dhamaal Run as well to support the 'To Save the Girl Child' initiative, a social program spreading the message against female feticide in India.
Renowned athletes from countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Finland and Germany competed in this 21 km 'ultra' half-marathon, proving that the event is garnering global attention with it's challenging terrain, and breathtakingly beautiful stage.
Guinness World Record for 'Most people in a mountain run- single mountain'
Acclaimed as one of the best organized half marathons in India
Featured among the top best marathons across the globe
After a brilliant 01:09:22.29 run, Biruk Assefa Jifar won the Elite Men’s title with an 18 second lead over runner up, Diniyas Kumsa. Adisu Abebe came in third, clocking his time at 01:12:47.73. All three runners hail from Ethiopia.
The Ethiopians struck again under the Elite Women’s Category as well, as Mesirak Seme came first, completing the run at 01:24:08.13, followed by Bontu Megersa at 01:24:22.38, and Misa Mohammed at 01:24:59.25.
Both first place winners went back home with the grand prize of INR 1,50,000.
With waterfalls, clouds and rain showers for company, the PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon is an experience in itself.
The race route passes through the Sahyadri Mountain Range in Maharashtra and offers the runners a scenic view as they run uphill.
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