Kenyans sweep Nagpur International Marathon

Last Updated: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 14:09

Nagpur: Kenyan athletes hogged the limelight
in the third edition of the Nagpur International Marathon
For Peace and Non-Violence, organised to coincide with the
death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here on Sunday.

Kyui John clocked 2.15.20.4 hours to clinch the top spot
in the men`s 42.195 km marathon, while Afework Ayele
Kibret of Ethiopia claimed the second place with 2.15.32.8
hours; Sumbei Fredrick (also from Kenya) finished third
clocking 2.16.01.2 hours.

Kenyans ruled the roost in the women`s half marathon too,
taking all the top three positions. Muia Jane Mwikali needed
just 1.13.13.3 hours to capture the crown in the 21.097 km
race, while Muthio Kumyu won the second spot with 1.13.15.3
hours. Adimas Kasahun Mamo with 1.13.46.6 hours finished
third.

Indian men and women disappointed with their dismal
performances. Vipul Kataria, with 2.29.09.7 hours, finished
20th and Dattatraya Jaybhoye finished 22nd position. His
timing was 2.29.42.4 hours, followed by Nilesh Wamanrao Bodhe
(2.29.51.9 hrs) in the 23rd position.

Asian Games silver medallist and Commonwealth Games
bronze medallist Kavita Raut finished 13th with a poor timing
of 1.19.23.8 hours. Raohini Raut and Monika Raut, with timings
of 1.26.13.8 and 1.27.08.8 hours, were placed 16th and 17th
respectively.

The winners in the men and the women categories took home
cash awards of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh respectively.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 14:09

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