CCL Dir wishes luck to Marathon runner
Director (Pers), Central Coalfields Limited R S Mahapatro on Wednesday wished Prabir Mahto, who is participating in the upcoming full marathon (42 kms) in Valencia, Spane scheduled to be held in November 2017 for his success. Prabir came to meet Director (Pers) and briefed about himself that he is alone marathon runner from Jharkhand and India to run in foreign land.
Prabir Mahato, a racer of Jharkhand is running Marathons in Europe, ever since joining Politecnico Di Milano University, Italy and won many medals in short span of two and half years year while pursuing a master’s degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology in Europe.
After completing Plus-Two from St. Xavier’s School in 2008, Prabir went to MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology and completed Chemical Engineering in 2013. During school and college days, Prabir had been participating in various national events. He was declared Best Individual Athlete Award-Men in the college for the session 2012-13. Later, Prabir decided to drop the lucrative job of IT Sector and went for higher studies abroad.
He got selected at Politecnico-di Milano University, Italy for Masters based on his merit and was also recipient of Gold scholarship. “I am pursuing my studies. But during leisure time, I spent my time in sweating on the track. There is also culture of sports in Europe unlike developing countries. Finally I started running Marathon and winning medals in Europe,” Prabir explained.
Prabir’s father Harendra Mahato said that his son is dedicated fully to Marathon. His best performance was at Poland Marathon on 25th June, where he stood 7th rank among 3000 competitors. This race was particularly tough because of its hilly terrains and bridges during the course of 42.195km. Prabir had participated in “Firenze marathon Florence, Italy,” and took 3:17:27 to compete it and was ranked 1066. Stefano Baldini, who was the Summer Olympic Champion in marathon at Athens 2004, congratulated Prabir for his performance and handed him medal after the race. He had participated in Rome marathon on 10th April, 2016 and completed in 3:08:25.
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