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Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Wins Delhi Half Marathon

As expected, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya’s reigning Olympic marathon champion bagged the winner’s title in Delhi Half Marathon on 20 November 2016. While he was declared winner in men’s category, Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa claimed the women’s title. 
●    Kipchoge, who won the gold medal at Rio Olympics in August 2016, is considered to be one of the greatest marathon runners of all times. 
●    The race was flagged off by Union Sports Minister, Vijay Goel and Adille Sumariwalla, President of Athletics Federation of India and Council member of IAAF. The race witnessed participation from nearly 34000 people spread across different categories. 
●    Kipchoge completed the 21.097km course in 59:44, unable to beat the course record of 59:06 set by Ethiopia’s Guye Adole in 2014.  
●    While Ethiopia’s Yigrem Demelash came in second with a very close timing of 59:48, Augustine Choge from Kenya finished third with 60:01.
●    In the women’s category, while winner Degefa finished first with a timing of 1:07:42, fellow Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh came in second with a timing of 1:07:52 and Kenya’s Helah Kiprop came third with 1:08:11.

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