Hyderabad: Jagan Mohan Reddy, who hails from Choppadandi village from Karimnagar, has made the cut to compete in the prestigious Chicago Marathon, scheduled to be held on October 10.
The 46-year-old State runner cleared the Athletics Federation of India (AFI)’s official trials by completing a full marathon (42.2 km) in 2 hours and 55 minutes to get the eligibility for the Chicago marathon.
The event will witness around 30,000 athletes from 200 countries. Jagan is the only runner from the State to qualify for it and the Sports Minister V Srininvas Goud promised him that the government would support him.
Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy also lauded Jagan and said his feat is a matter of pride for the State of Telangana.
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