The 19 ultrarunners resumed their The Great India Run journey from Jaipur towards Ahmedabad, the next big city stopover, even as a 5K fun run was flagged off from Jaipur on the morning of Friday, July 22. The ultra-runners showed up at the start line of the 5K to cheer on the runners and then started their day’s run at 7 am.
At 7.10am, the 5K was flagged off for runners who had registered with The Great India Run and mobiefit. The next 5K will be held in Ahmedabad and the registrations will be open till July 26. The Ahmedabad 5K is scheduled for July 27.
On Day 5, Arun Bhardwaj clocked 60km to lead the pack, while many other runners had finished with tallies around 47-50km mark. Day 6 is likely to see a similar mileage.
On Wednesday, July 20, the Day 4 of TGIR, began at 7:55 am with the runners pencilling a break at half past 10. On Day 5 too the first break was scheduled at the same time. During this time, Sunil Sharma had managed to finish 20km of running. The Day 5 target for the runners is 80 km which is the ideal pace for the 1480km ultramarathon in 18 days.
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Till 5pm on Day 4, Arun Bhardwaj was going strong with 60 km ran and counting, Sunil Sharma kept him company by covering 50 kms, while Sidharth Choudhary and Dhanee Kumar crossed the 40 km mark for the day easily.
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Kaushal Chauhan, the winner of mobiefit’s #RunForRio contest finished his day at 40 km to nurse a niggling injury in his knee. “Walked 30km today and it was the first time that I walked since I had a pain in knee. I had a target of 40km for today, and I managed to complete that plan,” Kaushal said from Jaipur.