Avinash Sable is not a man of too many words. But he's someone who sets audacious goals. After breaking the half marathon national record, he believes he can run a steeplechase in 8:05.00.
Delhi Half Marathon: Avinash Sable smashes national record, first Indian to run it in less than 61 minutes
Sable, from Maharashtra, was 10th overall, with Ethiopia's Amedework Walelegn winning the men's elite race in 58:53.
Delhi Half Marathon: Amedework Walelegn, Yalemzerf Yehualaw win titles; Avinash Sable breaks national record
This year's race course was radically different from the last two years due to health protocols and the elite athletes ran under unprecedented circumstances due to the pandemic with the organisers providing them with a bio-secure zone.
With New Delhi recording more than 500,000 virus cases, and air quality in the world's most polluted capital hovering between 'unhealthy' and 'hazardous', health experts said the athletes should think twice.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to take place on 29 November, organisers to ensure bio-secure zones for elite runners
One of the first global sporting events to be hosted by India during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi Half Marathon will maintain all mandatory protocols in line with the advisory issued by the Indian government.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Tsehay Gemechu, Yelamzerf Yehualaw smash women's course record; Andamlak Belihu retains title
The 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon saw defending champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu successfully retaining their titles in the men's and women's events respectively in the national capital on Sunday.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: L Suriya among elite Indian runners eyeing bonus prize, hope to improve timings
The Indian elite athletes in the 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will be hoping to improve their timings in the event, with the bonus cash prizes on offer an incentive for them to train even harder.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Eric Kiptanui relishes playing his part in Eliud Kipchoge's historic feat, sets sights on men's title
A little over a week has passed since he was involved in Eliud Kipchoge's record-breaking feat in Vienna, and now Kenyan distance runner Eric Kiptanui prepares to add another title to his cabinet in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that takes place on Sunday.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019: Carmelita Jeter says Indian athletics needs more prominent coaches to produce world-class athletes
India can certainly produce world-class athletes that can compete with the very best in the world of athletics, but only if the proper coaching setup is provided, feels American sprint legend Carmelita Jeter.
"Saini had a great debut, but I would want 4-5 new bowlers to come through the ranks to give us more fast-bowling options," leg-spinner Amit Mishra said on the sidelines of the launch of Delhi Half Marathon.
Jyoti Singh, who clocked 1 hour 22 minutes and 20 seconds to win the Delhi Half Marathon, tested positive for a banned substance in a dope test conducted.
Nitendra Singh Rawat broke the course record at Mumbai Marathon two years ago. But since then, a spate of injuries have hurt his career. On Sunday, the army man is looking to resuscitate his career with another course record.
Delhi Half Marathon 2018: Unheralded Abhishek Pal steals Gopi Thonakal's thunder to finish fastest among Indians
The Nitendra Singh Rawat- Gopi T duel turned out to be a no-show as Abhishek Pal emerged as country's best half-marathoner in the national capital.
Delhi Half Marathon date advanced to 21 October after concerns over harmful winter smog in National Capital
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is scheduled to be held on 21 October this year in a bid to avoid the winter smog and pollution in the national capital.
India vs Sri Lanka: BCCI's rotation policy will ensure Delhi does not get an international match till 2020
Delhi's viability as an international sports venue has been called into question after Sri Lankan players complained of breathing problems due to smog and continued to wear anti-pollution masks in the ongoing third Test against India.
Air pollution in Delhi halts play in third Test between India and Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium
Many of Sri Lanka's fielders returned from lunch on the second day of the Test against India wearing masks amid visible haze at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
Around 35,000 people registered for the race in Delhi after more than a week of hazardous pollution levels that forced schools shut for several days.
Usain Bolt dominated like no other, but excessive focus on him was wrong, feels British sprint legend Linford Christie
Former British 100m Olympic champion Linford Christie feels that nobody has dominated sprint race like Usain Bolt, did but felt that too much spotlight was given to the Jamaican for the good of world athletics.
Rio Games marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya will participate in the first race since his memorable triumph at the Olympics when he runs at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on 20 November.
Nestlé as a part of their celebration for completing 100 years in India, salutes the incredible spirit of Fauja Singh.