VASCO: Adinew Mekonnen of Ethiopia and Satovisha Samajdar of Raipur (Chattisgarh) won the men’s and women’s 42 kms full marathon respectively at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon held at Chicalim near Vasco on Sunday.
While Adinew clocked a very quick 2:41:18 hours, Satovisha clocked 4:09:42 hours.
In the 21km half marathon race, Siddesh Barje of Dapoli ( Maharashtra) and Sapna Patel of Vasco ( Goa) won the men’s and women’s category respectively.
Siddesh clocked 1:13:38 hours and pipped Nihal Baig, the recently crowned IRONMAN 70.3 Goa champion byonly 12 seconds, while Sapna won her race clocking 1:31:21 hours.
In the 10 km open category, Pradhan Kirulkar of Kolhapur with a timing of 34:10 minutes and Farheen Firdose of Bengaluru with a timing of 42:16 minutes won the men’s and women’s categories of the race.
In the newly introduced under 15 age group, 5km inter-school category race, the Murgaon high school won the boys team event, while the Vidya Vihar high school won the girls team event. Vikas Pal of Murgaon high school was the fastest boy in the 5km category clocking 20:59 minutes, while Achal Giri also of Murgaon high school was the fastest girl clocking 29:59 minutes.
RACE RESULTS: Men’s full marathon (42 kms): Adinew Mekonnen (Ethiopia) 2:41:18; Vinayak Jambotkar (Belgaavi) 2:54:10; Nilesh Kulaye ( Lanja, Maharashtra) 2:55:16
Women’s full marathon (42 kms): Satovisha Samajdar (Raipur) 4:09:42; Netra Pelapkar (Pune) 4:15:08; Jasmitha Kodenkiri (Mangaluru) 4:42:22
Men’s Half marathon (21 kms): Siddesh Barje (Dapoli, Maharashtra) 1:13:38; Nihal Baig (Pune) 1:13:50; Teddy Cardozo (Vasco) 1:17:35
Women’s half marathon (21kms): Sapna Patel (Vasco) 1:31:21; Simta Sharma (Bengaluru) 1:40:17; Shilpa Kemble (Dapoli) 1:41:13
Men’s 10km:PradhanKirulkar (Kolhapur) 34:10; Harichandra Velip (Curchorem, Goa) 38:40; Bulbul Ali( Guwahati) 39:14
Women’s 10km: Farheen Firdose ( Bengaluru) 42:16; Shivani Chaurasia( Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh) 42:33; Nikita Marle (Vikramgad, Maharashtra ) 44:46
Schools 5km team event (Boys): Murgaon High school (1:30:08 hours); Vidya Vihar high school (1:35:00); Mount Litera Zee school (1:47:00)
Schools 5km team event (Girls): Vidya Vihar HS (2:08:22); Murgaon HS (2:14:48); Keshav Smruti HS (2:17:59)