Kolkata, Feb 2 : Local runner and home favourite Anjali Saraogi affixed her stamp of authority at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon, winning it for the third time on the trot on Sunday here at the iconic Rangers Ground.
The 46-years-old Anjali who is India’s fastest 100k female runner posted a time of 03:24.02 hours to complete the grueling full marathon (42.2kms). Anjali’s city-mate Sunmul Rahman, took home the second place with a timing of 03:44.12 hours, while Meghalaya’s Snora Lyngkhoi finished with a time of 03:46:48 hours to win the bronze medal. In the men's category, Lucknow’s Awadh Narayan Yadav, bagged top position with a timing of 02:30:30 hours followed by Tlanding Wahlang of Meghalaya who clocked 02:30:51 to finish the 42.2kms run.
Another Meghalaya runner Batsrang A Sangma came third for his efforts of 02:31:43 hours. While the Full Marathon in the men’s event, Hari Singh staved off a stiff challenge from L R Luther to emerge victorious. He finished the run in a time of 01:09:00 hours, just 11 seconds ahead of Luther, while Kresstarjune Pathaw won third place with a time of 1:09:55 hours.
In the women’s category, Sabina Khatun stole the limelight, winning the gold medal by posting a time of 01:31:25 hours, trailed by Dateibankynmaw Marwein (01:33:25 hours) & Anita Das (01:36:03 hours). Legendary cricketer and IDBI Federal Life Insurance brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar flagged-off races and honoured the winners too later in the day. (UNI)