Army athletes Sanvroo Yadav and G. Lakshmanan overcame the heat and left rivals behind to win the men’s full and half marathon events respectively at the Skechers 3rd Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon. Kavita Raut banked on experience to win the women’s half marathon at the tape.
Sanvroo was timed at 2:27:27 and won Rs. 2 lakh. Lakshmanan clocked 1:07.06 and won Rs. 1 lakh. Kavita raced to 1:22:06, just ahead of Lalita Babbar and Monika Athare (1:22:07). The event was organised by Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation on Sunday.
The men’s marathon champion was challenged by Bining Lyngkhoi, Budha Ram, Arvind Kumar Yadav and G B Patle, running shoulder to shoulder in the lead bunch over 37 kms. Sanvroo broke away at the Nalla Sopara flyover and finished over four minutes ahead of second-placed Binning.
Results: Men (Open) (42 k.m.): Sanvroo Yadav (Army, Hyderabad) 2:27:27; Binning Lyngkhoi (ASI, Pune) 2:31:17; Budha Ram (ASI, Pune) 2.33.33; Arvindkumar Yadav (Railway, UP) 2.34.43; K.C. Ramu (Army, Jabalpur) 3.38.15; Bipul Saharia (Army, Bangalore) 2.44.23; G.B. Patle (Army, Jabalpur) 2.51.59; Indrajeet Yadav (Army) 2.55.28; Bhaskar Madhukar 2.57.49; Tanaji Nalavade 2.59.34.
Women (Open) (21k.m.): Kavita Raut (ONGC) 1:22:06; Lalita Babar (Railways) 1.22.07; Monika Athare (LIC) 1:22:07; Kiran Tiwari (Uttarakhand) 1:23:20; Neelam Rajput (MAH) 1.24.59; Vijayamala Patil (MAH) 1.25.12; Supriya Patil (MAH) 1.25.56; Heena Mali (MAH)1.27.15; Seema (Delhi) 1.28.22; Jyoti Gawate (MAH) 1.34.15.
Men (Open) (21k.m.): G Lakshmanan (Army) 1.07.06; Soji Mathew (Railways) 1.07.47; Karan Singh (Army, Pune) 1.08.00. Paras Kumar 1.08.54; Beliappa A B (Army, Jabalpur) 1.09.10; Ajay Kumar Patel (Railways) 1.09.22; Arjun Pradhan (Army, Pune) 1.09.22; Oinam Sanaton Singh (Army, Hyd) 1.09.35; Vinod Kumar (Army, Jabalpur) 1.09.39; Ramesh Bishnoi (Army,UP) 1.11.30.