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AFI grants official recognition to Chennai marathon on Dec 2

Posted on Dec 01, 11:03AM | UNI

After first announcing that the Wipro Chennai Marathon slated to be conducted here by Chennai Runners Association here on December 2, was not permissible, Athletics Federation of India(AFI) finally granted recognition to it.

AFI Secretary and internationally recognised technical official C K Valson put out a press release for the media announcing that national marathon runners have been permitted to compete in this event.

'We don't have any objection in granting permission to the event', Mr Valson said in the press release.

The AFI had put out a press release yesterday that the event has bot been recognisied by it. However, following a meeting between the organisers and Tamil Nadu Athletics Association President W I Dawaram, who also took sides with AFI and Mr Valson, the confusion was sorted out.