SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon

Updated: November 01, 2009 17:58 IST

Shah Rukh Khan cast a magic spell over the participants of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here Sunday morning

SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
Shah Rukh Khan cast a magic spell over the participants of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here Sunday morning as he mingled with them freely. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
Many of them even stopped running just to get a glimpse of the superstar who was there to lend support to the event. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
"This is the biggest moment of my life... I got to touch Shah Rukh Khan. I bunked my tuition to participate in the run just to meet him," Prem Kumar, a Class 12 student of Delhi Public School in R.K. Puram, told IANS. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
Said Samita Varma, an HR official: "I am here with my husband since six in the morning for an autograph of Shah Rukh... I just love him and would run the whole of the marathon if he runs with me even for a minute." (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
"I am very happy to get this opportunity... Events like these bring you together. Sports is an important thing and people should come together and enjoy. I've run a 100 or 200 metre race, which was a short distance and I always used to win," Shah Rukh, who turns 44, told reporters. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
"Though I could not run this time because of my shoulder and knee injury, I'll try to be fit and run next year. Running is a spiritual experience," he added. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
Clad in a black t-shirt and jeans and sporting goggles, the actor was thrilled at the crowd's response and energy. He, in fact, had to ask the participants to continue running once he was on stage with Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit at Vinay Marg. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
This annual Airtel Delhi Half Marathon witnessed thousands up and running on Sunday, many for a cause. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
Even look-like Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan among others were a big draw at this Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
The event has grown in terms of participation as well as popularity in the last five years. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
The enthusiasm to take part in this event among physically disabled was also awesome. Many showed a lot of spirit to express their concern by participating in it. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
The prize money offered was USD 2,10,000, with the men and women winners bagging USD 25,000 each. (Photo: IANS)
SRK’s magic touch to Delhi Marathon
Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border and Bollywood actor Rahul Bose were also present at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: IANS)

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