Indian woman ran 42.5 km wearing Sambalpuri saree
'An Odia living in Manchester, UK ran the UK's second largest Manchester Marathon 2023 wearing a Sambalpuri Saree! What a great gesture indeed.
A UK-based Odia woman made heads turn when she ran a 42.5 km marathon in Manchester on Sunday while wearing a Sambalpuri handloom saree. Clad in a beautiful red saree and orange sneakers, 41-year-old Madhusmita Jena Das completed the marathon in 4 hours and 50 minutes. A Twitter user shared photos of the event that shows Mrs. Das participating in the marathon along with other participants.
The tweet reads, ''An Odia living in Manchester, UK ran the UK's second largest Manchester Marathon 2023 wearing a Sambalpuri Saree! What a great gesture indeed. Loved her spirit! Sambalpur you have a distinct inclusive cultural identity that arises from the strong association of the tribal and folk communities which have been coexisting for centuries. This is a tough phase let's keep up with peace and harmony.''The official Twitter account of 'Friends of India Soc Intl UK' also shared a video of the marathon that shows her comfortably running in a saree as her friends and family are heard cheering for her.
The tweet read, ''Madhusmita Jena, an Indian living in Manchester, UK, comfortably runs the Manchester marathon 2023 in a lovely Sambalpuri Saree. While proudly showcasing her Indian heritage, she also presents an inviting perspective on the quintessential #Indian attire.''