Ethiopians on top at Delhi Half Marathon

Ethiopians on top at Delhi Half Marathon

Ethiopians on top at Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi: Ethiopia ruled the roost at the 2018 Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday with Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu emerging triumphant in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.

Belihu recorded a time of 59 minutes and 17 seconds.

His compatriot Amdework Walelegn was a close second with a personal best of 59:21.

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Kenya, the other powerhouse of long distance running, got the bronze as Daniel Kipchumba finished third with a time of 59:48.

Tsehay beat off some tough competition to cross the line at 1 hour 6 minutes and 50 seconds.

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya was second at 1:06:56 while Ethiopia’s Zeineba Yimer was third with 1:06:59.

Among the Indian men, Abhishek Pal finished first at 1:04:13.

He was given a tough fight throughout the race by Avinash Sable who was a mere second behind at 1:04:14.

Gopi Thonakal was third with 1:04:15.

Among the Indian women, Sanjivani Jadhav (1:13:58), Parul Chaudhary (1:14:01) and Monika Athare (1:16:55) were the top three finishers.

IANS