Indians have plenty to run for at World 10K race

Over 60 Indian athletes will be taking the field in the TCS World 10K race but the likes of Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Raut will be missing the race this time.

The Indian challenge includes BC Tilak, VL Dangi, Soji Mathew and Santosh K among men, and Vijaymala Patil, Priyanka Singh Patel, Neelam Rajput and Manisha Dattatray Salunkhe among women, according to a release.

While the total prize money is in excess of $ 170,000, the winners - that can include Indian and overseas finishers - in the men’s and women’s World 10K categories will receive $21,000 each.

The top Indian men and women finishers will be presented with Rs 2 Lakh, the runner-up Rs 1.5 Lakh, followed by Rs 1.25 Lakh and Rs.1 Lakh. The Indian athletes have a jackpot of Rs 2 lakh each for men and women, if they lower existing Indian course records.

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