Management plays spoilsport as Bihar marathon was called off

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 08:50 hrs

The much anticipated Bihar Marathon ended being a farce on Thursday, as participants expressed their unhappiness with its poor management and created a ruckus.

Following the chaos, one participant lashed out at the organizers for mismanagement.

"There is no management here. We got our registration done. They made us run two kilometres twice, and when we reached the finishing line, they said that we were not registered. After we have run twice, they tell us that we are not registered, that this is not the winning point.

The marathon was organized as a part of the celebrations of Bihar Diwas, a celebration held in commemoration of the creation of Bihar.

It was also going to be a starry affair as tinsel town stars were slated to make their presence felt, but all was put under the carpet after the mayhem.

Newspaper advertisements were spread out to lure participants to the event and people from all walks of life participated in the marathon.

Dissatisfied, the agitated participants created a ruckus and denounced the organizers.

While speaking to media persons, a participating athlete, Krishna Kumar, criticized the organizers of the event.

"We have run 21 kilometres from Rohtas and they have not even made arrangements for water. We ran very enthusiastically thinking we can come here and relax. There is nothing here, no facilities have been organized for us," said Kumar.

The dates for registration of the chest number were given as Tuesday and Wednesday but the registration started late on Wednesday with all the participants congregating together and struggling to get registered due to the sheer number of people.

The participants present were dispirited by the negligible facilities present for them and felt that the marathon was a farce.

Police personnel present on the scene tried to control the situation warning the participants not to create a scene of lawlessness in the area. (ANI)

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