New Delhi,30 July 2018: The Ultra-running committee of AFI has included experienced ultra-runner Anjali Saraogi in the Indian team which will participate in the 30th IAU 100km World Championship to be held at Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia on 08th September 2018. Anjali was the lone woman applicant who was close to selection criteria set by AFI.
Earlier, AFI has selected a six-member men’s team which included Vikash Malik, Lt Cdr Abhinav Jha, Sandeep Kumar, Lallu Lal Meena, Binay Kumar Sah and Suman Kumar Mishra to represent India at the ultra-marathon race.
However, to promote ultra-running among women athletes, the Ultra-running committee unanimously agreed to include a women athlete in the team.
“I am happy now we will have at least one female runner as well in the team and it will motivate other runners to achieve better results in various IAU recognised ultra-running events and we will have more and more women runners coming up in future,” said AFI President Adille J Sumariwalla.
The World Championship bound Indian team is sponsored by NEB Sports.