India’s solely particular person Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra was on Thursday named occasion ambassador of the sixteenth Airtel Delhi Half Marathon scheduled to be held on November 29.
Bindra had received the gold medal within the 10m air rifle occasion on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
“Immediately, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has motivated people, younger and outdated, to undertake a wholesome life-style, run for a trigger and empower ladies to place their greatest foot ahead,” mentioned Bindra, a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Bhushan awardee.
“The spirit of the occasion energizes runners; instills religion. It has change into a supply of inspiration to beat limitations and push limits.
“To salute the spirit of every participant, you might have an opportunity to cherish the personalised restricted version Unity Medal, impressed by the Ashoka Chakra,” he added.
The 38-year-old Bindra has bagged seven Commonwealth Video games medals, three Asian Video games medals and one World Championships medal in his profession, aside from the Olympic high honours. Among the world’s high runners, together with defending champions Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu, will participate within the annual occasion, one of many first international sporting occasions to be hosted by India through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whereas the worldwide and Indian elite runners will likely be initially line on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium right here, the amateurs from throughout the globe will be part of them by way of the unique Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Cellular App.