SPO-MARATHON

Rop of Kenya wins the Chennai marathon

Chennai, January 5 () Felex Rop of Kenya and K Suguna of India won the full marathon of men and women respectively in the Chennai Marathon here on Sunday.

In a competitive race, Rop 1. Felex Rop won in a time of 2 hours 29.03 minutes, while Suguna de Rasipuram in Tamil Nadu finished at the top with a time of 3:44:30.

Mikiyas Yemata (02:32:19) and S Vinoth Kumar (02:41:10) finished second and third in the men's marathon.

In the women's event, Aakriti (04:09:22) and Vishwa Sanghavi (04:43:18) took second and third place respectively.

This is my third marathon in India and my second in Chennai, I participated in the 2017 edition of the Chennai marathon.

My goal is to represent my country in the Olympic Games. I will participate in one more marathon in Gurgaon before returning to Kenya, Rop said.

The female winner, Suguna, said she was delighted to win the marathon, adding that her hard work was worth it.

Other results: Men: Perfect 20 Miler: 1. Stephen Kosgei (Kenya) 01:53:21; 2. G Joseph 01:59:21; 3. Manikandan Mani 02:01:43.

Half marathon: 1. David Muhuhu Nyaguthii 01:12:54; 2. U Sandeep 01:14:55, 3. D Gokul 01:15:39.

10 Kms: 1. Thirunavukkarasu Kannan 00:35:22; 2. Anish 00:35:54; 3. Ramesh Kumar 00: 36:25.

Women: Perfect 20 Miler: 1. Geetha Kantharaj 02:25:34; 2. Smita Sharma 02:36:14; 3. Deepa 02:42:59.

Half marathon: 1. Swati Gadhave 01:25:06; 2. Meena Kumari 01:29:36; 3. Priyanka Chavarkar 01:33:47. 10 Kms: 1. Lydia Stalin 00:45:45; 2. Kasthuri T 00:47:34; 3. Arpitha MN 00:48:17. SS ROH ROH

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