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Flying Sikh Milkha Singh to flag off mini-marathon on International Yoga Day

The athlete is best remembered for his fourth-place finish in the 400 metres final at the 1960 Olympic Games.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: June 17, 2016 5:27:23 pm
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Milkha Singh will flag off a mini-marathon on the International Yoga Day on June 21 here, an official statement said on Thursday.

The 6-km marathon ‘Yoga Run for Peace and Unity’ will be start from the India Gate and also end there between 5 pm and 8 pm.

“Starting from the India Gate, it will pass through the Mansingh Road Crossing via Rajpath-Rafi Marg, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Janpath, Rajpath and will end at the India Gate,” said the statement.

The run is supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the United Nations Information Center in India.

About 6,000 participants are expected to participate.

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