Monday, January 21, 2008

Mumbai Marathon!

John Kelai of Kenya broke off from a pack of three a couple of kilometres from the finish to win the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon title on Sunday. Ethiopia's Tariku Jufar was second. Kelai finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 22 seconds, with Jufar coming in at 2:12:28 and Kenya's Philemon Boit at 2:12:35. Ethiopia's Mulu Seboka won the women's marathon setting a new course record with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 3 seconds ahead of Kenya's Irene Kemunto (2:32:51) and Kenya's Margaret Karie Toroitich (2:33:56). It was Seboka's third victory in five years of Mumbai Marathon. Over 1,300 athletes competed in the event. Ian Ladbrooke, Elite athletes co-ordinator, said it was a tactical race. "After the pace-maker Daniel Rono a former winner of the event went off after 40 km, the top three stayed with each other with neither wanting to break off fearing they might serve as pacemakers to the others." Kelai's experience of the course stood him in good stead. But for being hotly chased by the other two Kelai may have bettered the course record, for the conditions were best that athletes have had for five years


Sakhi said...

Why the pic of rani and abhishek, its the way old photo and has nothing to do with the recent event.

Amit Shekhar said...

You are right mam just to add the sizzle!!

Sakhi said...