Pakistan-born Dr. Salman Khan became the first Pakistani to win six major marathon championships under the leadership of the Abbott World Marathon Majors – the most important title in the history of marathon championships – in the world.
The Six Star Marathon Championship medal is awarded to finishers of the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Tokyo marathons.
Salman was determined to win the six-star medal when he took part in the Boston Marathon for the first time.
In an interview, the medalist born in Pakistan said that this medal is important for him and his country, and he said that he “would like to participate in the Olympic marathon championship in Paris in 2024 if possible.”
The winner also said that he likes to run the Boston Marathon every year because it gives him the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. He also added that each of the five races has something to offer.
The marathon runner advised those who want to participate in the race to enjoy running. People need to be consistent and honest to get a medal to their name, he added.
The Pakistani runner conveyed his message to his fellow Pakistanis and said that he wanted to inspire his fellow countrymen. He also added that “nothing is impossible”.
A total of 11 Pakistani or Pakistani-Americans and British nationals, including five women, participated in the marathon championships held on March 5.
Hameed Butt, Rabia Naeem, Ayesha Qamar, Fahad Mukhtar, Prem Kumar, Huma Rehman, Fawad Karim, Ayesha Akhtar, Hasan Tajdar and Sara Lodhi were among the other Pakistanis who participated in the Tokyo Olympics apart from the medalists.