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    Hyderabad will be hosting two major sporting events this year. The first is the IAU 50km World Championships 2023, which is the annual global ultrarunning competition. This will be the first time that India is hosting this event. The second event is the Hyderabad Half Marathon 2023. Both events will take place on November 5, 2023.

    The IAU 50km World Championships 2023, organized by NEB Sports, is affiliated with the International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). Participants from countries like the USA, Germany, Japan, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, and India will be taking part.

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    This event is not only significant because it is the first time India is hosting an Ultra Running World Championship, but it also allows individual runners to participate through open category entries from World Master Athletics. The Hyderabad Runners have been instrumental in promoting running culture in Hyderabad and are supporting this event.

    The Ageas Federal Life Insurance Hyderabad Half Marathon 2023 has three different categories – 21.1K (Half Marathon), 10K, and 5K. Sachin Tendulkar, the Brand Ambassador of Ageas Federal, and Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand will flag off each of the races.

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    During a press conference, AFI president Adille Sumariwalla expressed his excitement for this historic moment for India and the opportunity for Indian runners to compete with international runners at home. Erum Kidwai, Sr. Vice President-Marketing of Ageas Federal Life Insurance, invited runners to register in large numbers along with their friends and family. Nadeem Khan, the IAU president, expressed his pride in bringing the first-ever Ultra World Championships to India and hoped to further elevate the sport of ultra-running in the country through this prestigious event.

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    Rajesh M
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