By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 2 Dec: More than 20,000 persons took part in the (Half) Marathon organised by the Uttarakhand Police here, today, against drug abuse. Runners competed in stretches of 21 km and 10 km. The winner of the 21 km run received an award of Rs 1 lakh.
As many as 53 foreign runners took part, as did a number from 22 states of India. A total of Rs 10 lakh was distributed as awards.
The categories included Open and Masters (45 plus) in the 21 km run. The categories for the 10 km run were Junior (14-18 years), Open and Masters. Both, male and female runners took part. IAS and IPS officers also took part in the marathon.