Comments on: Delhi Half-Marathon: Well Done Delhi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/01/delhi-half-marathon-well-done-delhi/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kamal Dip Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/01/delhi-half-marathon-well-done-delhi/comment-page-1/#comment-11916 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:26:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2180#comment-11916 The delhi half marathon was successful but it still had many loopholes. First of all they didnt even announce the names of the veteran winners and neither called them on stage while they should have taken special care of them. Young people in their early twenties running a half marathon is no big deal but people in their late forties and early fifties completing the race in less than 2 hours is a big deal.

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By: Rina http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/01/delhi-half-marathon-well-done-delhi/comment-page-1/#comment-11752 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:16:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2180#comment-11752 Flawless? Class?? You’ve got to be kidding me! This was my third year at the Delhi half, and this was undoubtedly the worst year. First, the crowds to see SRK kept the runners back – we didn’t even get started till 7.45 am. Then on the run, Delhiites were – well, Delhiites, pushing, shoving and elbowing, tossing water bottles and changing directions without checking if they were in someone’s path. And the runners had to be the cheerleaders becoz the rest of Delhi can’t be bothered to show up. There were also vehicles and pedestrians intruding. Of course, the last stretch was the worst, with the shorter run coinciding just when we were at our most tired. Airtel must realise the star of the run is the runners themselves, not some film actor. And Procam must get its act together – it does a great job in Bombay, after all. As for people in Delhi – come to Bombay, see how we run a marathon.

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By: Vivek http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/01/delhi-half-marathon-well-done-delhi/comment-page-1/#comment-11751 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 06:04:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2180#comment-11751 Firstly congrats on completing the race. The difference between this event and the commonwealth games is that the half marathon was apolicitcal, so despite its sucess, I would keep expectations low for commonwealth games, considering the amount of politics involved.

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By: rituparna http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/11/01/delhi-half-marathon-well-done-delhi/comment-page-1/#comment-11724 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 09:33:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2180#comment-11724 Cheers Ajay for successfully completing the half-marathon! I would not go so far as to say Delhi is at the moment ready to pull off the Commonwealth Games smoothly because it hosted a flawless half-marathon. But if I draw a comparison to all things Indian, I am sure we will have major hitches, cheating contractors, traffic wrecks, bureaucrats with nervous breakdowns like husbands of expecting wives, and yet in the end we will meet the challenge with grace. God willing.

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