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Pune institute dominates Indira Marathon

Deep Chand and Sukanya Mal won the All-India 24th Indira Marathon organised in the memory of former Prime Minister India Gandhi on her birth anniversary on Wednesday.

Written by Vijaypratapsingh | Allahabad |
November 20, 2008 1:25:56 am

Deep Chand and Sukanya Mal won the All-India 24th Indira Marathon organised in the memory of former Prime Minister India Gandhi on her birth anniversary on Wednesday.

In the men’s section, Deep Chand completed the race in 2 hours 19 minutes.

Runners-up Ram Singh was neck to neck with him, but in the last 4 km, the winner surged ahead to win the title. The second runners-up was Shivdan Singh.

All three are from the Army Sports Institute in Pune.

“I was confident that my institute will win the marathon but I was not sure whether it would be Ram Singh, Shivdan or me,” said Deep Chand.

In the women’s section, rookie Sukanya Mal sprang a surprise and snatched the title from Reena Das of West Bengal. Sukanya is a resident of Devaria in Uttar Pradesh and is doing her graduation. She completed the race in 2 hours 5 minutes. L Aruna Devi from Manipur and Shastri Devi from Allahabad were the runners-up and the second runners-up respectively.

The winners received a prize money of Rs 1,01,000, while

the runners-up and second runners-up received Rs 50,000 and Rs 20,000.

The race was flagged off by Divisional Commissioner (Allahabad) D N Dubey from Anand Bhawan at 6.30 am.

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