Chennai marathon had just concluded a few days back . A huge crowd gathered to participate in the event . Events like Full marathon , half marathon had a huge crowd and the winners were given cash prizes. The first prize was a huge 5 lacks rupees. Events like these are a great motivation for the athletes to get recognized and participate in many more events and it also gives them a opportunity to represent India Government has taken a step in the right direction by sponsoring the athletes with cash prizes.