"Till last year an AFI representative (former national sprint champion and Moscow Olympian Adille Sumariwalla) was ratifying the results, but this time it will be done by IAAF's (international road running technical official) Dave Cundy of Australia," said sources associated with the event. … [Read more...] about Mumbai marathon organisers rope in IAAF to ratify results
Iaaf race walking challenge
I stew in my own thoughts all day long and a good 20 minute run is all I have to drown everything, except my own breath and the beats in my ears, out. When I run I can feel the day’s sloth drain off my back. I am moving towards something, even if that something is an imaginary goalpost. … [Read more...] about Would you rather go for a quick sprint or a long walk?
With increasing confinement inside our homes, we are more and more reliant on the Internet and social media. To break the monotony, such challenges are “invented” and posted on social media to keep people engaged. These challenges then spread like wildfire and everyone tries a hand at them. Winning such challenges also gives us the much-needed positivity during these tough times. Of late, the T-shirt challenge, which I failed, and the bottle cap challenge, where one has to kick open a bottle cap, are viral. … [Read more...] about The Internet challenge
In a statement, the Ministry said the challenge included creation of pedestrian-friendly streets in areas with high footfall, re-imagining the spaces under flyovers, re-vitalising dead spaces in neighbourhoods, and creating walking links through parks and institutional areas. Cities have to submit their proposals by February 11, 2021 and implement their interventions by May 31, 2021. … [Read more...] about Urban Affairs Ministry launches ‘Streets for People Challenge’
Now with Sasikala’s imminent release, the political scene could see a churn in the state. Political Analysts L Manjunath says, “If she can project herself as the wronged woman who had to go to jail to defend the honour of Thalivi Jayalalithaa, then she might still emerge as a significant force. Especially, as the Palanswami and the Paneerselvam (Deputy CM) factions are yet to fully reconcile with each other. Also, she belongs to the powerful Thevar community which could also be a factor in her favour.” … [Read more...] about Sasikala may walk out of prison in January, likely to impact TN political landscape