Airtel Delhi Half Marathon sees nearly 35,000 participants despite high pollution levels [Photos]

Around 35,000 participated from across the world in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017

FP Staff November 19, 2017 16:13:13 IST
Senior citizens participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI
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Senior citizens participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI
Around 35,000 participated from across the world in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 despite the warnings from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) over escalating levels of toxic smog in the national capital. PTI
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Around 35,000 participated from across the world in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 despite the warnings from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) over escalating levels of toxic smog in the national capital. PTI
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana clinched the elite women's race at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. PTI
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Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana clinched the elite women's race at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. PTI
Ethiopia's Berhanu Legese won the elite men's race at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. PTI
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Ethiopia's Berhanu Legese won the elite men's race at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. PTI
The annual half marathon nearly ran into trouble this year because of poor air quality before the Delhi High Court allowed it to go ahead as scheduled. PTI
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The annual half marathon nearly ran into trouble this year because of poor air quality before the Delhi High Court allowed it to go ahead as scheduled. PTI
Even as Delhi is reeling under severe air pollution, 35,000 people signed up for participation - 1000 more than last year. PTI
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Even as Delhi is reeling under severe air pollution, 35,000 people signed up for participation - 1000 more than last year. PTI
The Delhi Half Marathon is one of the 10 in the world to be granted the highest Gold Label road race by the world governing body of athletics - IAAF. PTI
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The Delhi Half Marathon is one of the 10 in the world to be granted the highest Gold Label road race by the world governing body of athletics - IAAF. PTI
Since last three years, there have been calls to cancel or postpone the race from the November slot due to severe air pollution in the city. PTI
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Since last three years, there have been calls to cancel or postpone the race from the November slot due to severe air pollution in the city. PTI
Despite a misty, chilly morning and government- run air monitors showing "very poor" readings, many enthusiastically participated in the half marathon. PTI
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Despite a misty, chilly morning and government- run air monitors showing "very poor" readings, many enthusiastically participated in the half marathon. PTI