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Striding To Victory

Striding To Victory
From left: Striders Club manager Kamlesh Narayan, Ashneel Nand, Shalmaan Ali, Akash Kumar, Dharmesh Prasad, Nimlesh Narayan. Photo: Grace Narayan
July 23
11:00 2017

The Striders Club took part after 30 years and won the team marathon event at the 2017 Island Chill Suva Marathon yesterday.

Dharmesh Prasad, Akash Kumar, Shalmaan Ali and Ashneel Nand represented the club..

The club was formed in 1982 and members dominated Fiji and the Pacific athletics middle and long distance events like Binesh Prasad, Semi Vuetibau and Atma Maharaj.

Team manager Kamlesh Narayan was overwhelmed with the performance.

“We didn’t expect to win as we wanted to participate and represent the club as part of our revival and the win means a lot for the club.

“It’s a huge achievement for us and our club’s vision is to inspire young athletes to compete.

“We are glad to have most of our athletes competing in regional events as well which is very encouraging to see.

“The boys trained for the past few months and four of the athletes are based in the western division.

“We would like to thank the club executives and supporters for their endless support.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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