Amid stiff competition, Rahul Kumar Pal (1:06.12) emerged the best among Indian men in the Airtel Delhi half marathon on Sunday. The 19-year-old Maharashtra runner was overall 16th.

The women’s honours among the Indians went to Asian Games steeplechase champion Sudha Singh who was overall 17th.

Sudha Singh and another Asian Games medal winner Kavita Raut stopped the clock at 1:19:34 and 1:19:53 respectively to take the top two positions among Indians. The winners in Indian men and women sections took home Rs. 2.5 lakh each.

Indian results: Men: 1. Rahul Kumar Pal 1:06:12 (overall 16th), 2. Nitender Singh 1:06:14 (overall 17th), 3. Indrajeet Patel 1:06:15 (overall 18th).

Women: 1. Sudha Singh 1:19:34 (overall 17th), 2. Kavita Raut 1:19:53 (overall 18th), 3. Lalita Babbar 1:20:47 (overall 20th).

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