Kenya`s Mugu Antony Ndungu wins Chennai marathon
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 15:09
Chennai: Kenya-born Mugu Antony Ndungu won the 9th edition of the Chennai Marathon here on Sunday, covering the 42.2km full marathon in two hours 15 minutes.

Hyderabad-based Ramsing came second and Kiplangatmi Teivice from Kenya finished third, a release said.

In the half-marathon event, Karnataka born Berappa Dik bagged the first spot covering 21.1 km in one hour six minutes, while Bahadur Singh Dhoni from Hyderabad stood second and another Kenyan Alex Kirwa came third.

In the half-marathon for Women's, Kerala's V S Suganya completed the lap in one hour 26 minutes. Kenya born Margarate Kiplagat claimed the second position and Chiai Uraguch of Japan ended third.

In the 10km mini-marathon, Kavinadu Youth Sports School student from Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu, G Lakshmanan, won the top honours while Rajansingh and Brijlal (both Indian Railways, Uttar Pradesh) came second and third, respectively.

In the women's category, Pudukottai's L Surya and P Rani emerged first and second respectively while S Vijayalakshmi (Chennai) finished third.

In the five kms mini marathon for men, K Yogendran Kumar and M Ravindra Khade (both Western Railways, Mumbai) came first and third respectively, while Tamil Nadu Special Police personnel J Jayaraj stood second.

In the women's category, V Jayamala of Western Railway, Mumbai won, A Ashviya (Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu) came second and M Arockia Elizabeth Rose (Thiruvannamalai, TN) settled for the third position.

In the five kms boys category, J Shankar (Tiruvallur,TN) came first, A Alex and C Subbamaran (both Chennai) finished second and third respectively.

Coimbatore's P Dhanapriya stood first in the five kms girls category. C Susila (Pudukottai) came second and J Kerchiyal (Thiruvannamalai) third, it said.

In the 10kms mini marathon conducted for Uniformed Services, Meghalaya's Sunil Fatan, Sanavas and Sunish PN came first, second and third respectively.

More than 6,000 people participated in the various events, flagged off by Tamil Nadu Sports Minister TP M Mohidheen Khan. He later presented the trophies to the winners.


First Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 15:09

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