Lalita sets new record

Lalita Babar completed a hat-trick of wins among the Indian women and set a new course record, while Pune-based Army Sports Institute’s Karan Singh was the best finisher among the Indian men in the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, here on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Babar clocked 2:50:31 to set the new course record among the Indian women athletes, bettering her own feat of 2:53:35 set in the 2012 edition of the race.

The top Indian male and female finishers in the full marathon (42.19km) received a prize money of Rs 5 lakh each.

Babar, employed with Central Railway, bagged a bonus of Rs 1 lakh for breaking the course record.

Her Railways teammate Vijay Mala Patil finished second (2:59:58), while Jyoti Gawate came third (3:02:59).

In the men’s field, it was a close contest with Karan clocking 2:24:08, followed by Rashpal Singh 2:24:38 and Binning Lyngkhoi 2:24:40.

In the half-marathon (21km), Asian Games track gold medallist Sudha Singh and silver medallist Kavita Raut finished first and second, respectively, among women. Sudha clocked 1:18:24, while Raut finished with 1:21:15.

Results: Full marathon (Indians): Men: Karan Singh 2:24:08, 1; Rashpal Singh 2:24:38, 2; Binning Lyngkhoi 2:24:40, 3.

Women: Lalita Babar 2:50:31, 1; Vijay Mala Patil 2:59:58, 2; Jyoti Gawate 3:02:59, 3.
Half-marathon: Men: Indrajeet Patel 1:04:56, 1; Soji Matthew 1:05:45, 2; Man Singh 1:06:17, 3.

Women: Sudha Singh 1:18:24, 1; Kavita Raut 1:21:15, 2; Kiran Sahdev 1:21:57, 3.

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