Race Day Pictures – TCS World 10k Bengaluru – 18 May 2014

Check out my race report and a couple of videos I took of the race.

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The finish line bore a deserted look on expo day.

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The great Carl Lewis was the brand ambassador of the event.

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Long que for collection of race bibs in the hot sun. My son was sitting on my shoulders at the moment.

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Route charts next to bib collection counters.

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Bib collection counters. There were more on left and right of these.

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10 k route chart and start timings.

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Pasta party in progress.

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Pasta party in progress.

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Starting enclosure in Kanteerava Stadium.

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Starting enclosure in Kanteerava Stadium.

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It was spilling with people.

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Looked like a stampede when they opened the enclosure gates.

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Lots of jostling around and was swept off by the human waves to the start line.

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Couldn’t get a clear picture of Carl Lewis(bald guy in red on stage) and John Abraham(next to Carl in black).

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On the road near the start. Lots of supporters on the side of the road.

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And there was live Bhangra to pep up the runners. It was party time.

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Runners to pay heed to the advice.

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Live music was also there. Couldn’t get any better.

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At the finish line. Clocked a time of 58:26. Look at the sea of runners.

 

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At the finish line.

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Medal and refreshment collection. Medal came in a zip lock bag. I was not happy. But people wore it themselves.

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The recovery zone had massage. What a gimmick just for an hours run!

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Elite Indian women runners warming up.

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Elite Indian women runners warming up.

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Elite other country women runners warming up.

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There was a fancy dress category.

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Then our own Mr Narender Modi came with a Parle G biscuit pack.

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Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor came first with a time of 27:44.

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Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei came second with a time of 28:24.

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Ethiopia’s Kinde Atanaw came third with a time of 28:35.

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All heads turned when elite women runners were entering the stadium.

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All heads turned when elite women entered.

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I am Neel and the creator of borN. I am an ultra marathoner, scuba diver, adventurer, writer and father of an extremely active child.

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