Athlete Kavita Tungar at the Meet , Greet organized by Skechers.
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Skechers, the sports lifestyle brand known for its high-performance shoes, comfort and style associated
with The Wipro Chennai Marathon(TWCM) which is scheduled for 8 th January. Held a day prior to this
was the Health and Fitness Expo at the Chennai Trade Centre. The expo held various rounds of panel
discussions with experts like coach Sandeep Bhandarkar, Dharmendra D and Dr. Rizwan who shared
their inputs on training for the marathon and steps for recovery post participation. Also, present for the
evening was renowned Indian athlete, Kavita Tungar, representing Skechers.
Kavita Tungar, who was the highlight of the expo, is a renowned long distance runner who is also going
to participate in the marathon. Kavita holds a national record in the half marathon category and has
also won a Silver medal in 2010 Asian Games and a Bronze medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
She has also happy wheels received the Arjuna Award in 2012 and the Suvarnaratna Award in 2015.
As a part of the Expo, Skechers organized a greet and meet event where Kavita met the runners and
wished them the best. On speaking at the event Kavita said, “I am honoured to be associated with a
dynamic brand like Skechers which is known for its performance based products across the globe. As an
athlete, being in good shape and health is of utmost importance, but at the same time, being
comfortably dressed and having ..]the right pair of shoes is vital. Skechers has a range of sturdy and
comfortable shoes that not only enhance your performance but also gives the right fit and impetus.
Also, I am gratified to associate with a noble cause like the TWCM and hope that the running movement
grows to several cities and towns to provide encouragement and support to one and all.
Speaking on this occasion, Rahul Vira – CEO, Skechers South Asia Pvt Ltd, says, “TWCM excites and thrills
runners and non-runners alike. Volunteers of the Chennai Runners which is a not-for- profit organization
come together to conduct TWCM; From young to old, the Marathon has enthusiastic participants from
all walks of life. Skechers is proud to be associated with The Wipro Chennai Marathon this year. With
this, we are also proud to get Kavita Tungar, one of the prominent sprinters on board because of her
versatility and inspirational personality.”