Bangabandhu Victory Day Marathon held today (Friday) marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of independence.
Organised by Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF), the day-long long distance marathon (full marathon for men's and half marathon for women's) formally inaugurated at Bangladesh Army Stadium in the city.
Bangladesh Navy's athlete Asif Biswas emerged top in the men's full marathon event while Farid Mia of Bangladesh Army and Elahi Sardar of Bangladesh Navy finished second and third position respectively.
While Bangladesh Navy's athlete Shamsunnahar Ratna emerged top in the women's half marathon while open athletes Nargis Jahan Ohab and Naznin Sultana finished second and third position respectively.
Bangladesh Olympic Association's deputy secretary general Ashikur Rahman Miku was the chief guest in the closing ceremony, presided by BAF'S general secretary advocate Abdur Rokib Montu.