The seventh edition of the Limca Sportz Vizag Navy Marathon held at the RK Beach Road on Sunday, November 13, 2022 witnessed an overwhelming participation of 18172 runners who registered for the event. In addition to the runners which included children, youth, senior citizens, naval personnel and foreigners from all over India and abroad in various categories of the Marathon, a large number of volunteers also lined up very early in the morning to cheer the runners all along the scenic beach route.
432 runners participated in Full Marathon which was flagged off by the Race Director Dr Muralidhar Nannapaneni. The 21 Half Marathon which was jointly flagged off by Cmde Naresh Warikoo, Commanding Officer INS Kalinga and Milind Soman, saw a participation of 1344 runners. The 10 km run had 3439 runners and was flagged off by Vice Adm Sreekumar Nair, DGNP, Vizag. The 5 KM Run recorded the the largest participation of 12959 runners and was flagged off jointly by Rear Adm Sandeep Pradhan CSO(P&A), Eastern Naval Command and Adivi Shesh, Cine Actor.
The Prize distribution ceremony was conducted in a lively ceremony attended by the runners and spectators on the beach. Gudivada Amarnath, Minister of Information Technology was the Chief Guest for the ceremony. He was received by Vice Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command.
In the Womenís category of the Full and Half Marathon races, Miss Susan Chebet and Miss Vadde Navya were the winners respectively. In the Menís category, Vishal Abhishek Duriya and Shri. Ramavath Ramesh Chandra emerged as winners in the Full and Half Marathons respectively. In the 10 KM race, Miss. V Jyothi stood as the winner in the womenís category, while Hastiram Jharwal was the winner in Menís category. The awards were presented by senior dignitaries, celebrities and eminent personnel who attended the ceremony.
The Indian Navy warmly thanks the people of Vizag, the district administration, city and traffic police, all participants, volunteers, esteemed guests and sponsors for the successful conduct of the event.