Pakistan hosts global marathon One Run

Mumtaz and Israr emerged as the fastest among women and men, respectively

News Desk May 20, 2024
SPIRITED: Runners gathered at the One Run marathon, 1200 of them participated in the event. PHOTO COURTESY: ORGANISERS


Pakistan hosted an internationally recognized world-largest marathon, One Run, in Karachi for the first time, in which nearly 1200 runners participated, including professional athletes, senior citizens, and women. The marathon took place in 105 cities in 16 different countries on the same day.

Participants had the opportunity to cover one of four distances: 1, 5, 10, or 21.1 kilometers. Sports in Pakistan and the Hero League congratulate the winners and all participants for their remarkable achievements and sportsmanship.

In the female category, Mumtaz Naimat secured the first position. She was followed by Sehrish and Qandeel, who were the second and third winners, respectively.

In the male category, Israr Khattak won the marathons. M Sajjad and Adnan won the second and third. The winners were given cash prizes.

"We were thrilled to partner with One Run to put Pakistan on the global sports map," said Shoaib Nizami, an organizer and CEO of Sports in Pakistan. "This event not only promoted our sports talent but also showcased our country's beauty and warm hospitality to the world, setting a benchmark for future events on an international platform."

Sports in Pakistan had the privilege of bringing pride to Pakistan by being among 15 other countries to participate in the historic half marathon alongside Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, Brazil, Egypt, Serbia, Belarus, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Cameroon, Nepal, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. This global event drew an impressive turnout of over 180,000 people worldwide, and we are honored to have played a role in putting Pakistan on the international sports map.

The ONE RUN International Half Marathon in Karachi was an unforgettable experience, uniting runners and sports enthusiasts from around the globe. We celebrated a historic moment for sports in Pakistan.


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