Former World and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra was pleased with the prospect of the elite athletes running the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday, and putting Indian sports back on the rails.

“The ADHM is a very significant moment for Indian sports, since the pandemic started. Our athletes have resumed training but we have to get them in the competitive space. This is a very important step towards resuming competitive sports in India, and a benchmark for other sports,” said Bindra, the brand ambassador for the event.

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Despite having been a rifle shooter, Bindra said that he had to do quite a bit of running as part of his physical training.

“I picked up shooting because I thought I didn’t have to move. However, to succeed in shooting, I had to run quite a bit. Running was a very important part of my training,”…

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