Sunday, June 23, 2024

Tata Metal Kolkata 25K – The Hindu


A effective mixture of worldwide and Indian athletes will attempt to benefit from the flat course and effective climate situations and set new marks within the Tata Metal Kolkata 25K right here on Sunday.

Whereas Paris 2024 will likely be excessive on the elite runners’ agenda, the race – providing a complete prize purse of $100000, together with $7500 every for the winners in worldwide women and men classes and ₹2.75 lakh every for victorious Indians in women and men divisions– will take a look at them.

Two-time World championships silver medallist and Delhi half-marathon winner Kenyan Daniel Simiyu Ebenyo, Kenyan Benard Biwott and Ethiopian Haymanot Alew will likely be among the many prime worldwide males within the subject.

Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw, the 10K world record-holder, Kenyan Betty Kibet, who has a half-marathon better of 1:06:37, Uganda’s Mercyline Chelangat, the third-place finisher right here final yr with 1:21:31, are among the many main worldwide ladies.

Kenya’s Leonard Barsoton (1:12:49) holds the occasion report for males, whereas Bahrain’s Desi Jisa (1:21:04) owns the ladies’s report.

Former Asian marathon champion 35-year-old Gopi T. And Sawan Barwal, who received the bronze medal on the 2023 Asian half-marathon championship with 1:04:30, will likely be among the many distinguished Indian males.

The ladies’s subject will likely be led by Ekta Rawat, who was eighth among the many Indians on the Delhi half-marathon, and Reshma Kevate, who completed nineteenth with 34:38 on the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, will likely be a number of the prime Indian ladies.

Avinash Sable (1:15:17) and L.Suriya (1:26:53) are the occasion report holders in Indian women and men’s classes.

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