News Desk, News Nation 360: It was announced that Gopi Thonakal, a former Asian Marathon Champion, will head the Indian Elite field at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2023. Neeraj Chopra, India's Olympic hero and Golden Boy, will serve as an encouragement to all Indian runners competing on Sunday. The race for the US $100,000 prize money is set for Sunday, December 17. For each race, the first three finishers will get equal prize money (INR 2,75,000, INR 2,00,000, and INR 1,50,000/-) for the Indian Elite men's and women's champions. An Event Record Bonus of INR 1,00,000/-each will be given to the Indian Elite men's and women's runners as an additional incentive. At the World Athletics Elite Level Race, a formidable Indian elite field captained by 35-year-old Gopi T will take on an intriguing international field. At the World Athletics Elite Level Race, a formidable Indian elite field captained by 35-year-old Gopi T will take on an intriguing international field. With a time of 2:15:48 in 2017, Gopi T became the first Indian to win the Asian Marathon Championship in China, and she is eager to place first. He is inspired by Neeraj, as are other Indian athletes. His Olympic gold medal serves as inspiration for them to perform well and bring honours to the nation, Gopi T said. He is excited about this road race since it would be his first in Kolkata. He will work hard to be placed on the podium. He has a few more races before the Olympics, starting with the Mumbai Marathon in 2024, so he is sure he will qualify for the Paris Olympics.
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