Asansol(WB): David Kipto of Kenya won the Mega International Asansol Half Marathon in West Bengal`s Burdwan district in which 6000 participants participated today.
Kipto covered the 21 km distance in 1 hour and 20 minute.
Ram Milon of Uttar Pradesh secured the second position in the Half marathon while Kipto`s country-mate Hillery Kiptancy finished third.
Kipto received Rs 1 lakh for securing the first position while Milon got Rs 50,000 and Kiptancy Rs 25,000 respectively.
Durgapur Asansol Police Commissioner Ajay Nand said 6000 people participated in the Half Marathon.
He (Major Dhyan Chand) is inspiration personified. He became synonymous with hockey. He became the parameter of hockey by which other player's calibre is measured.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal