On Saturday, Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal said the government is preparing to launch an application in January 2021 to help people check and improve their fitness levels.
“We are developing a fit India app by 2021, It will be like other fitness app and everyone will be able to assess their fitness,” Mittal said during an Airtel Delhi Half Marathon press conference.
“We will be launching this app soon in January and would request all the participants in the event to join this app and check their fitness levels. If everyone checks their fitness every month, it will improve their fitness levels.”
Some of the world’s top runners, which include defending champions Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu, will participate in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon’s first global sporting events hosted by India amid the pandemic COVID-19.
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla said ADHM would be the “launch of Indian athletics towards the Olympic games.”
“This is going to be the first event happening in India, we have been planning under lockdown and social distancing norms. The athletes are ready to go, for the athletes they can’t just be training, they have to compete. So it will be an origin point,” he said.