Thu. Dec 7th, 2023 online news,Hyderabad,november 4th,2023: Hyderabad is all set to host two mega sporting events – the prestigious IAU 50KM World Championships 2023 which will be held for the first time in India and the Ageas Federal Life Insurance Hyderabad Half Marathon 2023.

Both events will take place on November 5, 2023.The IAU 50KM World Championships 2023 which is in association with the International
Association of Ultra Runners (IAU), the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and organised by NEB Sports will see over 150 participants from over 22 countries, including U.S.A, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Croatia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Great Britain and India.

It also marks the first time that India will be hosting an Ultra Running World Championship. There are 3 categories of participants–Elite from Federations of each country; Masters from World Masters Athletics and Open Category where participants register as individuals.

The event is supported by Rotary Club, Lake District Moinabad and the popular Hyderabad Runners – who have pioneered the running culture in Hyderabad There are 3 categories of participants – Elite from Federations of each country; Masters from World Masters Athletics and Open Category where participants register as individuals.

This is the 4th edition of the World Championships – 1st and 2nd were held in Doha (2015 and 16), 3rd in Romania in 2019 and now in India! Indian Ultra Running Space has grown tremendously over the past few years.

Indian Ultra team has participated in several international events and won medals. In 2019 Jordan 100Km Championships Indian Men Team had won the Gold with the top 3 runners completing 100Kms in less than 8:30hrs.

The Women’s team had won Silver in the same edition. Indian team had repeated this excellent performance in the IAU Asia Oceania 24Hr Championship held in Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium in July 2021.

The Ageas Federal Life Insurance Hyderabad Half Marathon 2023, also organised by NEB Sports, has 3 different categories – 21.1K (Half Marathon), 10K and 5K. Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador of Ageas Federal, will flag off the races for all the categories.

This is a historic moment for India,and we hope to create more excitement around the challenging but rewarding sport of ultra-running. The IAU 50KM World Championships 2023 will witness participation from the top ultra-runners across the world and we can expect a tough competition.

It will also give an excellent platform for the Indian team to compete
with international runners,” AFI president Adille Sumariwalla said during a press conference.
“We have been steadily building the fitness movement across the country through our successful marathons and now, we are delighted to organise our first marathon in the City of Pearls – Hyderabad.

We hope to see a great turn-out at the marathon tomorrow and we
wish all the runners the very best for their race.” Erum Kidwai, Sr. Vice President and Head

  • Marketing of Ageas Federal Life Insurance, said.“It is a pride and pleasure for NEB Sports to host the 3 rd IAU Championships in India after conducting the earlier two in Bengaluru.
  • We are hoping that the vibrant Hyderabad community will support and make this event a memorable one for all participants” said
    Nagaraj Adiga – Race Director and IAU Asia & Oceania Representative.

    “After successfully hosting the IAU 100KM Asia Oceania Championship in Bengaluru this July, we are extremely proud to bring yet another major ultra-running championship to India.
  • We are seeing many more runners taking up this sport and through this prestigious event, we hope to further elevate the sport of ultra-running in the country,” Nadeem Khan, the IAU president, said.

List of Participating Countries

Czech Republic
Great Britain
South Africa
United States