Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com
The founder of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre (BYLC), Ejaj Ahmad, finished the 2022 BMW Berlin-Marathon in four hours, 55 minutes, and 18 seconds. Following a full marathon in San Francisco the previous year, he raced this marathon as his second race.
The 42.195 km long BMW Berlin-Marathon 2022 is a race that winds its way through the five inner-city districts of Berlin like a sporty sightseeing tour.
There was a time limit of six hours and 15 minutes from when the participants crossed the starting line and Ejaj finished the race much earlier than the cutoff time. Participants who did not reach at least 38.5 km by 16:40 Berlin time had to leave the official course and continue running on the pavement or would be driven to the finish in the broom bus.
After crossing the finish line, each person who successfully completed the 42.195 km was awarded a finisher’s medal.
Over the past 11 years, Ejaj has developed into a devoted runner.
He started out by running five kilometers in Ramna Park.
Following his participation in 7.5km and 10km races in Dhaka, he started running half marathons.
He is participating in this marathon in collaboration with Sierra Club, one of the biggest grass-roots organizations in the world dedicated to addressing climate change issues. Ejaj shares his passion for this cause, and together they hope to raise money for charity and inspire people to take action.