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Ethiopian Rio Olympic champion Almaz Ayana reclaimed the title she gained six years in the past, finishing the 18th Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday in 1:07:58 whereas Kenya’s Daniel Ebenyo ran beneath 60 minutes to take the highest spot in 59 minutes 27 seconds


Abhishek and Kartik stayed together all through the race before the former inched ahead.

Abhishek and Kartik stayed collectively all by way of the race earlier than the previous inched forward.

New Delhi

Ethiopian Rio Olympic champion Almaz Ayana reclaimed the title she gained six years in the past, finishing the 18th Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday in 1:07:58 whereas Kenya’s Daniel Ebenyo ran beneath 60 minutes to take the highest spot in 59 minutes 27 seconds.

Sustaining a gradual tempo for a big a part of the race, Almaz slowed down in direction of the tip, comfortably forward of second-placed Uganda’s Stella Chesang, who completed 28 seconds behind to raised her personal third-placed end in 2022. Kenyan Viola Chepngeno completed third in 1:09:09.

“It was not a straightforward race and the climate was a bit sizzling as nicely. However this race has helped me put together for future occasions,” Almaz stated.

Within the males’s part, eight Kenyan runners together with Ethiopian Addisu Gobena broke away early for the lead pack and stayed collectively till World Half Marathon runner-up Ebenyo and compatriot Chales Matata accelerated to open up the race, ending inside half-a-minute of one another. Gobena accomplished the rostrum 46 seconds behind Matata.

Among the many Indian elite runners, Abhishek Pal and Asian Video games 10,000m silver medallist Kartik Kumar stayed collectively all by way of the race earlier than the previous inched forward to complete in 1:04:07, fraction of a second forward of Kartik (1:04:08). Abhishek additionally completed within the top-10 amongst all elite runners. Sawan Barwal completed third in 1:04:17. Amongst Indian ladies, Kavita Yadav took the highest spot in her debut within the occasion with a timing of 1:17:42 whereas Rima Patel (1:17:48) and Poonam Dinkar Sonune (1:17:49) completed second and third respectively.

Essential outcomes:

Worldwide males: Daniel Ebenyo (Ken, 59:27), Chales Matata (Ken, 1:00:05), Addisu Gobena (Eth, 1:0051); Worldwide ladies: Almaz Ayana (Eth, 1:07:58), Stella Chesang (Uga, 1:08:28), Viola Chepngeno (Ken, 1:09:09).

Indian males: Abhishek Pal (1:04:07), Kartik Kumar (1:04:08), Sawan Barwal (1:04:17); Indian ladies: Kavita Yadav (1:177:42), Rima Patel (1:17:48), Poonam Sonune (1:17:49).

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