Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marathon Man calls on Governor

GANGTOK, 25 Mar: Amar Subba, the ‘Marathon Man’ of Sikkim, called on Governor Shriniwas Patil at Raj Bhawan today.
A press release informs that the Governor greeted him and praised his courage, conviction, physical endurance and his athleticism. The Governor was also pleased to know about various fundraising activities undertaken by Mr Subba for various charitable organisation of the state.
While interacting with the athlete, the Governor enquired about the circumstances under which he started running long distance marathons and asked him to prepare for competitive marathons organised in various cities across the country every year.
Amar Subba, who has recorded his name in the Limca Book of Records for his solo marathon along the Himalayas covering a total distance of 440 km in seven days which he set on 12 January 2011, scaling an altitude up to 12,980 ft., apprised the Governor about the upcoming events and his preparations, the release mentions.
The Governor congratulated him on his achievements and assured all possible help in his future endeavours, it is added.

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