Nathuram wins Chennai Marathon-2008

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Chennai, Feb 10 (UNI) N A Nathuram of M R T Wellington won the Full Marathon event with a time of 1 hour 40 min 33 secs in the Chennai Marathon 2008 held here today.

Pacing his run nicely, Nathuram was a clear winner as he hardly faced any resistance in clearing the full distance of 42 kms and pocket the winner's purse of Rs 75,000.

Bipul Sharaia of Wellington and M Subramaniam of Trichy finished second and third with a time of 1:43.31 and 1:44.29 respectively and bagged Rs 40,000 and Rs 25,000.

M Sudha, a product of Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, and P Bharathiraja of Cheran Arts and Science College, Erode, won the Half Marathon for women and men (21 kms) respectively.

About 4,000 people from various walks of life participated in the Marathon organised for a great cause - Greener Chennai.

The marathon, organised by the Tamil Nadu government, was for everybody under different categories to give an opportunity to all of them, including, senior citizens and special children, to run for a cause.

Tamil Nadu Sports and Youth Welfare Minister T P M Moideen Khan flagged off the marathon at Labour Statue on the Marina.

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