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Kolkata 25k

Sunday December 15th, 2024
Kolkata West Bengal, India
Distance: 10K · 25Km
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In Kolkata, a city rich in history, culture and custom, the third Sunday in December is a date that is eagerly anticipated. The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K (TSK 25K) has become synonymous with running in eastern India since it began in 2014.

India’s first AIMS-certified race in the unique 25 km distance, the TSK 25K went global in its fourth year and is the only World Athletics Elite Label Road Race over the distance.

Offering a step up for those looking to graduate from the popular half marathon to the classic distance, the Procam International-promoted running festival has the city’s favourite son, Sourav Ganguly, as the Face of the Event.

The TSK 25K changed the paradigm of road running in the region, sparking a revolution that saw a remarkable increase in the number of running clubs and timed events in eastern India.

The race is also the single largest sports platform for philanthropy in the region. The TSK 25K provides an opportunity for people to come together as one, forging a bond with civil society. In other words, a sports event with a social conscience.

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Kolkata 25k, Race Date: 2023-12-17, Distance: 25Km
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:11:13 Daniel Simiu EBENYO ken
2nd Male 1:12:26 Victor Kipruto TOGOM ken
3rd Male 1:13:36 Tesfaye DEMEKE ethi
4th Male 1:13:44 Haymanot ALEW ethi
Female 1:18:47 Sutume Asefa KEBEDE ethi
2nd Female 1:19:26 Yalemzerf YEHUALAW ethi
3rd Female 1:21:43 Betty Chepkemoi KIBET ken
4th Female 1:22:43 Emebet NIGUSE ethi
Division Time Name Age Home
Kolkata 25k

Distance running legend Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia set the tone when the TSK 25K went global in 2017, while Leonard Barsoton of Kenya (1:13.05) and Guteni Shone of Ethiopia (1:22:09) scorched to a new course record for men and women respectively during the last edition in 2019.

The course is carefully crafted to take in some of the city’s majestic sights, as the runners go past the Raj Bhavan, the Eden Gardens, under the Howrah Railway Bridge over the Hooghly River, Fort William Golf Course and the Victoria Memorial before returning to the Red Road finish line.

Global sporting personalities such as long jumper Mike Powell, diver Greg Louganis and footballer Hernan Crespo have as International Event Ambassadors endorsed the event which reflects the city’s cultural vibrancy and sporting history.

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