Nagpur, Jan 30 (PTI) Kenyan athletes hogged the limelightin the third edition of the Nagpur International MarathonFor Peace and Non-Violence, organised to coincide with thedeath anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here today.
Kyui John clocked 126.96.36.199 hours to clinch the top spotin the men''s 42.195 km marathon, while Afework AyeleKibret of Ethiopia claimed the second place with 188.8.131.52hours; Sumbei Fredrick (also from Kenya) finished thirdclocking 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 neededjust 184.108.40.206 hours to capture the crown in the 21.097 kmrace, while Muthio Kumyu won the second spot with 220.127.116.11hours. Adimas Kasahun Mamo with 18.104.22.168 hours finishedthird.
Indian men and women disappointed with their dismalperformances. Vipul Kataria, with 2.29.09.7 hours, finished20th and Dattatraya Jaybhoye finished 22nd position. Histiming was 22.214.171.124 hours, followed by Nilesh Wamanrao Bodhe(126.96.36.199 hrs) in the 23rd position.
Asian Games silver medallist and Commonwealth Gamesbronze medallist Kavita Raut finished 13th with a poor timingof 188.8.131.52 hours. Raohini Raut and Monika Raut, with timingsof 184.108.40.206 and 1.27.08.8 hours, were placed 16th and 17threspectively.
The winners in the men and the women categories took homecash awards of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh respectively.
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