The city of Hyderabad woke up early on a Sunday and the challenge was accepted.
What Hyderabad had to offer apart from one of the toughest city marathons for the runners, were the great variations in it’s surroundings through out the course.
The modern age engineering marvels and the cityscapes gave way to the greener side of the city.
Different kind of spectators we came across on the route.
Few were interested in the proceedings keenly.
Few, found the Sunday morning perfectly cosy for love.
Few had a more important role to take care of.
For a few, it made for a perfect morning tea .
For a few, it was just too early in the morning.
The sky and the clouds made the route even more dramatic.
Message was big and bold.
THE COOL OFF
The runners were almost spoilt with the number of superbly equipped aid points and the super cool ‘Cool Zones’
You didn’t need a BIB number, you just needed the spirit to run.
The fun continued all around the marathon.
Roadside stoppies were the flavour of the day.
THE FINAL LEG
The final leg of the marathon into the Mighty G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium both inspired and fascinated the runners.
The support never stopped.
Through the ecstatic moments.
Through the pain.
All the way to the finish line, it never stopped.
THE FINAL LEAP.
The finishing line is the culmination of all the emotions mind and body go through the covered miles, it is like reaching the summit.
The emotions ofcourse ran high.
Another battle won. Salute to the brave men of the forces.
THE LAST BOW!