Kenyans sweep Nagpur International Marathon
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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199
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 188.8.131.52 hours to capture the crown in the 21.097 km
race, while Muthio Kumyu won the second spot with 184.108.40.206
hours. Adimas Kasahun Mamo with 220.127.116.11 hours finished
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 18.104.22.168 hours, followed by Nilesh Wamanrao Bodhe
(22.214.171.124 hrs) in the 23rd position.
Asian Games silver medallist and Commonwealth Games
bronze medallist Kavita Raut finished 13th with a poor timing
of 126.96.36.199 hours. Raohini Raut and Monika Raut, with timings
of 188.8.131.52 and 1.27.08.8 hours, were placed 16th and 17th
The winners in the men and the women categories took home
cash awards of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh respectively.