India’s first Gold Label Road Race – Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) is an annual half marathon held in New Delhi, India. Started in 2005, it is both an elite runner and mass participation event.

It is an AIMS-certified course and is listed as a Bronze Label Road Race by the IAAF till 2016, it is now promoted to Gold Label Road Race by the IAAF.

The event attracted around 30k runners every year in four races: The event includes the half marathon, the 7 km Great Delhi Run, a 4.3 km run for senior citizens, and a 3.5 km wheelchair race.

The race was sponsored Hutchison Essar for its first two races, and the company sponsored the event as Vodafone Essar in 2007 following a takeover. Rival communications company Airtel holds the sponsor role since 2008.

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In 2016, men’s race was won by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge (59:44) and the women’s race was won by Worknesh Degefa (1:07:42) from Ethiopia.

In Men’s category best time was clocked by Ethiopian Guye Adola (59:06) in 2014 and in the women’s category it’s Kenyan Mary Keitany (1:06:54) in 2009.

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