New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, who is known to be a fitness freak, on Sunday said she loved being a part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, and added that it is an important event for health conscious people.
Basu told media here that she wanted to be a part of such events in the future as well, and that it had been a huge success.
"Every year the excitement and the numbers and the figures are growing. So it has been a very positive experience because any event which talks of health and fitness and if sufficient awareness is created then I feel happy. So I want to be a part of such an event regularly," she said.
"Every time I have gone home with a big smile on my face. So, it is one of those events, which happens very peacefully. Everyone achieves some goals and at the end of the day, the money goes to charity. So, I think we are doing a fabulous job. The entire team does such a fantastic job and the people are happy at the end of the day," she added.
Edwin Kipyego from Kenya and Yimer Wude from Ethiopia won the men and women's race respectively in the fifth edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here today.
While Edwin took 1 hour and 55 seconds to finish his 21kms race, Yimer completed hers in 1 hour 12 minutes Among the Indians, Rahul Kumar Pal finished on top in the men's category while Olympian Sudha Singh took the honours among the women.
The event saw almost 32,000 people, including athletes and celebrities, who gathered early in the morning for the love of fitness.
The event also saw the presence of David Rushida, the Kenyan middle distance runner, and the current Olympic and 800 metres world record holder.
Rushida, who was the brand ambassador of the marathon, said that he was impressed by the attendance at the marathon.
"We really enjoyed watching this marathon here today. I think it was a great opportunity and I loved the way India and people conduct themselves. I think they did great, I was even impressed to see the number of people who participated today. We want to encourage our youth because sports is a number one activity for the youth," said Rushida. (ANI)