SIF Presence At Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2013

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We were preparing from the previous night for the BIG event in Hyderabad. The Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2013 –

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We reached the starting point at 4 am. Many of us did not sleep the previous night just to be on time-

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Other participants and organizers were having fun –

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The royal band was ready to welcome us –

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Flash mob has created enough excitement among the crowd –

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As the marathon events started –

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SIF team has made their presence felt at the ground zero –

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Other people started noticing us –

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The full marathon and the relay one was flagged off before 5:30 am. 6am the half marathon was flagged off and our team was still present there –

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Hyderabad SP arrived there and flagged off the half marathon. He had 168 marathon runners running in the competition –

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Once the last race was flagged off, we have set out for our next destination –

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Escorted by police and the royal band –

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Everybody wanted to be with us, follow us, take a snap with us. But it was not possible to keep every request –

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..and then we set out on our bikes for next destination. IRBM being on top of our agenda –

Our bike ride, activism with a difference and LOTS of fun

Some of those moments were sealed in frames for good.

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…and see the reaction from the common people and runners –

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We traveled all 42 kilometers on our bikes, displaying placards and our banner and that itself was huge publicity.

Going in parallel with the runners along the hi-tech city road was fun and experience of a lifetime –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ty7vV36qY

When we reached the stadium, we were not sure how to continue the awareness so we started in a small way –

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..and made it bigger –

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….and bigger

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and got noticed by many –

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They stopped by –

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took pictures –

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and eventually started taking our interviews –

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We couldn’t count how many took our photos or wanted to take our interviews. But one such interview is here [watch from 12:46 to 18:00]-

But then our last runner has reached the stadium.

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It was time to be with him and the running team –

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To celebrate that we have finished our marathon with grace –

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And proved once again that we can –

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As we left the stadium after the event was over –

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and as the stadium employees became busy in making it ready for next event-

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We retired for the day ~

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Leaving behind a beautiful stadium complex –

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Only to make a promise…that we will be back soon.

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12 comments

  1. Thanks Partha for putting it together in such a nice way! And indeed it was a great work done by SIF-AP guys. With those sleepless nights, togetherness, dedication, commitment and with sheer passion SIF-AP team made a great impact and made their presence felt. Kudos to everyone for the awesome job!!

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