WR: Largest students’ marathon

Considered the world’s largest racing event for school children, the 20th edition of the Salwan Cross Country Run was organised at the Army Equestrian Centre, Delhi Cantonment on Nov 2, 2014 with participation of more than 50,000 students from 800 schools from all over India, including 1,800 visually challenged and 200 mentally challenged children. The run also used GPS-based chip technology and multiple cameras to track the distance covered by participants and to ensure fair play. The theme for the 2014 run was ‘Believe in Yourself’. Inder Dutt, Chairman of Salwan School, started the Salwan Marathon with a core team of six people in 1995.