Kenyan wins Mumbai Marathon

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Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): Kenyan sprinter Dennis Ndisso won the seventh Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) held here this morning while Bining Lyngkhoi stood first among Indian runners in the 42-km event.

Ndisso completed the marathon in 2 hours and 12 minutes while Lyngkhoi completed in 2.20 hrs.

Sandeep Kumar bagged the Half Marathon. Hele Kebebush of Ethiopia became the winner in the foreign women's category of the SCMM.

Indian Aki Irappa was adjudged winner of the 21 km long Half Marathon in the women's category. ver 38,000 participants were running Asia's largest marathon this year.

Celebrities have come out in large numbers as every year to celebrate the spirit of Mumbai.

This year's race saw runners traverse the newly-opened symbol of Mumbai, the sea link between Worli and Bandra.

The prize money this year for the full marathon is close to 1.5 crore rupees. (ANI)

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