PV Sports Desk : More than 200 runners in Dhaka have taken part in the “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon”, marking the father of the nation’s Homecoming Day, the landmark day when he stepped back into the independent country he carved out from Pakistan.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan inaugurated the event at 6 am at Dhaka Army Stadium on Sunday.
“Bangabandhu Marathon is the biggest sporting event globally in 2021. This event will be a milestone in the arena of sports,” he said.
Besides Bangladeshi participants, runners from France, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bahrain, Belarus, Ukraine and Morocco and at least 37 athletes from Maldives, Nepal, India, Lesotho and Spain are taking part in the marathon.