Delhi is abuzz for one of its mammoth and momentous sporting activity scheduled for the 20th of November – the 9th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half marathon. Jamaican sprinter and 100-meter specialist, Asafa Powell will grace the event and lend his support to the world’s prestigious Half Marathon.
All of 6’ 3”, the towering Jamaica-born, Asafa Powell, is globally renowned as the specialist sprinter of 100 meters. Revered for holding on to the 100 meters world record between June 2005 and May 2008 clocking at 9.77 and 9.74 seconds, Asafa is remembered for his memorable performances at having competed in the 100 meters at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. The Jamaican has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competitions with an impressive record of breaking this barrier 97 times, endowing him with the title, the ‘Sub 10 King’. 2016 Rio Olympics saw this great athlete return to the track in the 4 x 100 men's relay team taking home his second gold medal.Commenting on his association, Asafa Powell, said “I am absolutely delighted to come to India and be a part of Delhi’s iconic half marathon. I’ve always wanted to take in the historic sites in India and, Delhi being the capital city is the perfect place to do just that. Running has always been a cause close to my heart and I am extremely pleased to see the astounding response and participation from the people of Delhi. I am looking forward to my India visit and am positive that it will be the first of many more to come.” Promoted by Procam International, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will witness over 34,000 participants including world class Indian and international athletes, professional and amateur runners, and of course, fitness enthusiasts. ADHM, one of the fastest half marathon courses in the world offers runners a beautiful glimpse of the historic city, passing renowned landmarks like the Parliament House, Rajpath, India Gate, Delhi Golf Club, Lodhi Road, Sansad Marg among others.Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, PUMA India, said “We are extremely thrilled to get Asafa Powell to the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Asafa is one of the fastest runners in the world and his record has been phenomenal. At PUMA we believe we are