Digital Desk, New Delhi. Avinash Sable created history in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games when he became the first Indian to win a medal in the 3000m steeplechase event at the tournament. Sable, who won the silver medal by just 0.05 seconds behind Abraham Kibivot, said during the launch event of the Vedanta Half Marathon that he had gained confidence while training in the US ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Before the Commonwealth Games, I trained in the US for four months.
That’s where I got a lot of confidence. I wanted to win a medal at any cost, and I prepared well for the event. In the last 500 meters of the race, I thought I could win the gold too and I tried hard, but unfortunately, I couldn’t finish first.
Sable has also made a name for himself in long distance running. The Maharashtra athlete broke the national half marathon record in the final edition of the Delhi Half Marathon and also became the first Indian to complete the half marathon in less than 61 minutes. The athlete also spoke about the specialty of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon.
Sable said, “The Delhi Half Marathon is a great opportunity for Indian runners. We get a chance to compete with world class runners. The event provides a great opportunity for young runners to compete with the best in the world. We get a lot of support during the race. Also a lot of people come to see us.
The registration for the 17th edition of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon began on September 1 after a grand launch event in the capital city. The event was attended by several sports role-models including Anju Bobby George, Avinash Sable, Nikhat Zareen, Sardar Singh, Aldhos Paul, Sharad Kumar and Vijender Singh.
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