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Kenya's Kemboi, Mumbai's Simta clinch full marathon titles in Chennai Marathon

Isaac Kemboi From Kenya And Simta Sharma From Mumbai Were Crowned Winners In The Men's And Women's Full Marathon Category At The 5th Edition Of 'The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2016,' Held In Chennai

PTI | Updated on: 08 Jan 2017, 05:32:12 PM
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New Delhi:

Isaac Kemboi from Kenya and Simta Sharma from Mumbai were crowned winners in the men's and women's full marathon respectively, in the 5th edition of 'The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2016,' held in Chennai on Sunday.

"In a highly competitive field in the full marathon of 42.2 kilometers, Isaac Kemboi won the Men's Full Marathon and Simta Sharma won the women's Full Marathon," a release here said.

Kemboi clocked the entire distance in 02:37:39, followed by Nagesh Pawar (02:37:56) and N Jagadeshan(02:40:18).

Sharma took 3 hours and 34 minutes to emerge victorious in the Women's Full Marathon.

"The conditions in Chennai have been quite humid which was the only challenge but on the whole the marathon was very well organised and I am delighted to have participated and won," Kemboi was quoted as saying.

Sharma, hailing from Mumbai, recalled she had been running for the past three years.

"I intend to better my previous records in both the half and full marathons in future races," she was quoted as saying. 

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First Published : 08 Jan 2017, 05:15:00 PM