Defending Champion Abhishek Pal and Sanjivani Jadhav Eye More Glory at Landmark 15th TCS World 10K Bengaluru on May 21, 2023

~ Olympians Gopi T and Nitendra Singh Rawat to pose a tough challenge in men’s  category while Sanjivani eyes third title ~

Bengaluru, 15 May, 2023: The much-awaited 15th Tata Consultancy Services World 10K  Bengaluru returns for another exciting edition on 21 May, which will see a record 27,000+  participants. Headlining the Indian elite challenge will be defending champion Abhishek Pal  who is hoping to clinch the title for the second successive time.

Abhishek, who won the previous edition of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K  Bengaluru, with a time of 30:05, will face formidable competition in the likes of Kartik Kumar  and Gulveer Singh, both of whom finished just behind the winner.

This year, the Indian elite line-up which has a cash purse of INR 2,75,000 each for men’s  and women’s winners with a further INR 1,00,000 course record bonus will also see  Olympians in contention with in-form T Gopi and Nitendra Singh Rawat lacing up at the start line. 

“I am excited and eagerly looking forward to race day once again this year. It was an  enjoyable race last year, and I am hoping to put on a show and defend my title this year.  This year with more elite runners added to the line-up, it will be quite a challenging yet  exciting race,” Abhishek said. 

Both Kartik and Gulveer finished their races with a time of 30:06 and took their places on the  podium next to Abhishek, who is an experienced campaigner in the Tata Consultancy  Services World 10K Bengaluru. Along with Abhishek, Kartik and Gulveer, there will also be  the likes of Pravin Khambal, Harmanjot Singh, Tirtha Pun, Kiran Mathre and Dinesh, all of  whom will be eyeing improvements from their timings from last season and also a spot on  the podium. 

In the women’s field, the upcoming edition of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K  Bengaluru could see a new athlete being crowned champion at the end of the week. 2019  champion Sanjivani Jadhav will once again line-up at the starting line, with an eye on another  winner’s medal. The Nashik-born athlete will be vying for her third title in this event and has  been in good nick after a title win in Procam’s Delhi Half Marathon last year.

“I missed out on the title last year by a small margin, but this year, I have been preparing  hard for the race and will absolutely give it my very best to win the race again. Procam  International has given us a good opportunity to win cash prizes which are very helpful in  sustaining our careers. My aim will definitely be to win the top prize and also break my own  course record,” Sanjivani said. 

In 2022, Parul was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 34:38 while Sanjivani bagged  Silver as she finished moments later, with the clock reading 34:44. Sanjivani will face stiff  competition from experienced runners like Kavita Yadav and Preenu Yadav, both of whom  finished in the top 10 and will be keen to step up on to the podium this time.  

With Bengaluru weather permitting, Sanjivani and the rest of the field will be eying for better  times in the 2023 edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru run on 21st May.

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