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Barsoton, Shone win Tata Steel Kolkata 25K in record time

Hardy character: Leonard Barsoton breaks Kenenisa Bekele’s Kolkata 25K record.   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

Kenyan Leonard Barsoton and Ethiopian Guteni Shone won the elite men and women’s titles with new event records on an altered course in the $100,000 Tata Steel Kolkata 25K here on Sunday.

Barsoton left the others behind with 4km to go and crossed the line in 1:13:05s.

Ethiopians Betesfa Getahun (1:13:33) and Bayelign Yegsaw (1:13:36) came second and third respectively.

The results: Elite: Men: 1. Leonard Barsoton (Ken) 1:13:05; 2. Betesfa Getahun (Eth) 1:13:33; 3. Bayelign Yegsaw (Eth) 1:13:36. Women: 1. Guteni Shone (Eth) 1:22:09; 2. Desi Jisa (Bah) 1:23:32; 3. Tejitu Daba (Bah) 1:24:32. Indian: Men: 1. Srinu Bugatha 1:18:31; 2. Tirtha Pun 1:18:39; 3. Harshad Mhatre 1:20:03. Women: 1. Kiranjeet Kaur 1:38:56; 2. Shyamali Singh 1:39:02; 3. Arati Patil 1:39:40.

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