Air chief awards medals to winners of Khunjerab Marathon

ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP):Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) awarded medals to the winners of Khunjerab Highest Altitude Road Marathon at the prize distribution ceremony here at a local hotel on Wednesday.

Air Marshal Aasim Zaheer, President Winter Sports Federation of Pakistan, ambassadors of friendly countries and high-ranking PAF officers were also present in the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, the Air Chief lauded the efforts of the organisers and sponsors for arranging this historic sporting event. He expressed the hope that the international guests would take along cherished memories and the aroma of Pakistan’s traditional hospitality. Sports not only provide healthy activities to the individuals but also promote friendly relations among the participating countries, he added. The Air Chief applauded the strong will power of American paraplegic athlete Elizabeth Sanden, who participated in the toughest of marathons, riding her especially built tri-cycle.