Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 : Berhanu Legese, Almaz Ayana won Elite men’s and women’s races, Nitendra Singh Rawat, L Suriya Shines For India!

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Delhi Half Marathon was held today with around 35,000 participating from across the world. The run was flagged off by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Ethiopia’s Berhanu Legese and reigning Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana won the elite men’s and women’s races.
For India Nitendra Singh Rawat and L Suriya won in the Indian Men’s and women’s Elite Category.

While Speaking to Ten News, Elite women’s Race winner Almaz Ayana Said, “I think the reality and the magnitude of it is starting to sink in. It feels so good honestly, i’m quite happy with my performance today and hopes to come back next year with a better performance!

Indian Men’s Elite Category winner, Nitendra Singh Rawat Said, “It feels great.This is the best feeling i have ever had.I knew that my training had gone really well and“I’m happy to have performed so well today”.

Speaking with Ten News Indian Women’s Elite Category winner, L Suriya was over the moon and talked about the belief her Coach instilled in her, as she broke the course record!

Results :

Half Marathon Elite Men : Winner: Berhanu Legese, First Runner-up: AndaMlak Belihu, Second runner-up: Leonard Korir

Half Marathon Elite Women Winner:  Almaz Ayana, First Runner-up: Ababel Yeshaneh, Second runner-up: Netsanet Gudeta

Half Marathon Indian Men: Winner:  Nitendra Singh Rawat, First Runner-up: G Lakshmanan, Second runner-up: Avinash Sable

Half Marathon Indian Women : Winner:  L Suriya, First Runner-up: Sudha Singh, Second runner-up: Parul Choudhary

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