adidas Athletes Abhishek Pal and Kartik Kumar Clinch Gold and Silver Respectively at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2023 in the Lightning-Fast ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 3


The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon is a globally anticipated event, known for its demanding course that attracts elite runners from every corner of the world. The 19th edition of the marathon flagged off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium witnessed an extraordinary display of athleticism.

Sporting the adidas ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 3, Abhishek Pal and Kartik Kumar landed gold and silver medals, crossing the finish line in 1 hour 4 minutes 7 seconds and 1 hour 4 minutes 8 seconds, respectively. Added to the list of accolades was the bronze medal win by Poonam Sonune who finished in 1 hour 17 minutes 49 seconds, in the Indian elite women’s category.

Following the podium sweep in the recent TCS World 10K Race held in Bengaluru and the Berlin Marathon 2023, the adidas’ ADIZERO franchise has once again emerged victorious claiming 18 podium wins yesterday. The podium was unquestionably claimed by adidas athletes in the Indian elite and International elite categories. Additionally, adidas athletes Charles Matata (1 hour 5 seconds) and Viola Chepngeno (1 hour 9 minutes 9 seconds) ace the marathon in international men’s elite and international women’s elite categories, respectively.

Backed by achievements in the record books and honed over the course of 19 years, the ADIZERO franchise remains unbeatable in the world of racing. With eight World Championship titles, two broken World Records, and 50% of all Major Marathons won in 2022, ADIZERO dominated races last year. In 2023, it has once again delivered a record breaking performance with wins starting from Boston Marathon, TCS 10K, Berlin Marathon and now the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, proving it to be an athlete’s favourite to triumph in races.

Rooted in impossible is nothing, adidas remains committed to empower athletes with best-in-class gears that enables them to make their impossible dream, possible. The remarkable achievements of these athletes serve as a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence and its ability to enhance athletic performance.

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About The ADIZERO Franchise

Developed with and designed for the fastest athletes, the ADIZERO range demonstrates adidas’ continued ambition to constantly push boundaries and develop running shoes that help athletes make their impossible possible.

The story of ADIZERO began in Berlin on 28th September 2008 with Haile Gebrselassie, who introduced the world to the ADIZERO ADIOS 1 by shattering his own World Record to become the first person to break the 2:04hr barrier.

The decade that followed the record-breaking day belonged to ADIZERO and saw the introduction of the ADIZERO BOSTON, the ADIZERO PRIME X, the ADIZERO TAKUMI SEN, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 3, and the most recent addition to the franchise, the ADIZERO SL.

About adidas

adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany, the company employs more than 59,000 people across the globe and generated sales of € 22.5 billion in 2022.