New Delhi: Ethiopia ruled the roost at the 2018 Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday, October 21, with Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu emerging triumphant in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
Belihu recorded a time of 59 minutes and 17 seconds.
His compatriot Amdework Walelegn was a close second with a personal best of 59:21.
Kenya, the other powerhouse of long distance running, got the bronze as Daniel Kipchumba finished third with a time of 59:48.
Tsehay beat off some tough competition to cross the line at 1 hour 6 minutes and 50 seconds.
Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya was second at 1:06:56 while Ethiopia’s Zeineba Yimer was third with 1:06:59.
Among the Indian men, Abhishek Pal finished first at 1:04:13.
He was given a tough fight throughout the race by Avinash Sable who was a mere second behind at 1:04:14.
Gopi Thonakal was third with 1:04:15.
Among the Indian women, Sanjivani Jadhav (1:13:58), Parul Chaudhary (1:14:01) and Monika Athare (1:16:55) were the top three finishers.