Kolkata Marathon: Anjali bags top honour for third consecutive year

The 46-year-old timed 3:24.02 to win the women’s competition in the marathon, flagged off by legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar takes a selfie with the winners during the Kolkata Marathon on Sunday.   -  PTI

Local girl Anjali Saraogi took the top honour for the third consecutive year in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata marathon here on Sunday.

The 46-year-old timed 3:24.02 to win the women’s competition in the marathon, flagged off by legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Sunmul Rahman, also from Kolkata, bagged the second place with a timing of 3:44.12. Meghalaya’s Snora Lyngkhoi was third with 3:46:48.

Lucknow’s Awadh Narayan Yadav finished atop the podium with a time of 2:30:30. Tlanding Wahlang of Meghalaya clocked 2:30:51 and his statemate Batsrang Sangma timed 2:31:43 for second and third places respectively.

In half-marathon, Hari Singh (1:09:00) beat L.R. Luther by 11 seconds to win the men’s race. Kresstarjune Pathaw (1:09:55) was third.

In the women’s section, Sabina Khatun stole the limelight, winning the gold medal with a time of 1:31:25. Dateibankynmaw Marwein (1:33:25) and Anita Das (1:36:03) were second and third respectively.

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