The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2023 has announced the former Welsh athlete and record holder of 110m hurdle, Colin Jackson as the international event ambassador.
The marquee marathon event will be seen taking full advantage of Colin’s popularity to disseminate the event to a huge number of people. The 56-year-old will also be coming to Kolkata during the race week and will be seen taking part in an interactive hobnob for the event.
The organisers of the event will be anticipating a roaring and overwhelming response with the inclusion of Colin.
Speaking on the association, Colin Jackson, commented, “Running is a universal language that has the ability to inspire and bring the community together. It is a wholistic sport that helps you keep good health and more importantly gives you the ability to make a difference in society. Running has basically been my whole life – on and off the track. It has helped me navigate through life and helped me be better, and perform better. I am excited to be a part of TSK 25K and I urge everyone to come join me in this biggest sporting celebration! Come join me and make running a part of your life.”
Vivek Singh, JT. MD, Procam International, said, “Colin Jackson is the epitome of resolution and has been an inspiration to many the world over. He is someone who is known for his ferocious determination and ability to be ruthless on track at will, his association with the event will be a huge encouragement to the runners who will look forward to put in their best efforts. We look forward to welcoming him to the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K.”
The Welsh athlete had a very imperious career, which every athlete aspires for. His first achievement came in the year of the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games when he bagged his maiden senior medal in the form of silver. Jackson also has a world record of 12.91 seconds to his name alongside winning the gold medal in the Stuttgart World Championship in 1993. He also emerged victorious in defending his gold in 1999, by emerging victorious once again.