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‘Bangabandhu marathon’ held in Tangail

Over 500 runners from across Bangladesh participated in the endurance run

Update : 17 Mar 2022, 04:16 PM

An endurance run was organized in Sakhipur upazila of Tangail on Thursday to mark the birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday.

On the occasion of Bangabandhu's birthday, “Bangabandhu Basail-Sakhipur Half Marathon” was held at Sakhipur in Tangail on Thursday. 

Runners group around for picture Dhaka Tribune

More than 500 runners from across the country started the 10km run — “Bangabandhu Basail-Sakhipur Half Marathon” — from Kukilapabar Shaheed Minar Chattar in the morning.

It was organized by a runners’ organizaion of Basail and Sakhipur upazilas and patronized by Desco Board Director Ataul Mahmud, who is also a member of the Awami League’s information and research subcommittee.

Runners start off the endurance run Dhaka Tribune

Prizes were distributed among the participants at the end of the run.

The runners said they were elated to participate in such an event after staying home all the time due to the pandemic, and demanded the run be held every year from now.

Runners run through Gazari Forest to complete the endurance run Dhaka Tribune

Ataul Mahmud said the run had been organized to make the Father of the Nation’s birthday festive, before adding that it could be arranged again next year with everyone’s cooperation.

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