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Ethiopian Hayle Lemi Wins International Title at TATA Mumbai Marathon 2023

Olympian Gopi Thonakkal won the marathon Elite Male Indian

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: The Ethiopian long-distance runner Hayle Berhanu Lemi won the International Elite Full Marathon title by completing the 42.195 km run within 02 hours, 07 minutes, and 32 seconds in the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2023 held in Mumbai, in which over 55,000 people participated on Sunday.

Philemon Rono Hailu (Kenya) (02:08:55), and Zewdu (Ethiopia) (02:10:23), emerged second and third, respectively, in the race, which began from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in South Mumbai at 5.15 a.m.

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The 18th marathon was divided into four sections: full marathon (42.295 km), half marathon (21.097 km), 10 km run, dream run (6.6 km), senior citizen run (4.7 km), and champions with disabilities run (2.1 km).The half marathon began in central Mumbai at Reti Bunder, Mahim.

Marathon Elite Male Indian

Olympian Gopi Thonakkal, the first Indian male to win the Asian MarAsian Marathon Championship in 2017, clocked 2:16:41 to finish on top of the domestic elites and 10th overall. Gopi competed again three years after having knee surgery.The Indian Army runner was followed by Man Singh (2:16:58), who was 17 seconds behind, and Kalidas Hirave (2:22:00).

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Other Results

Marathon Elite Women: Anchalem Haymanot (Ethiopia) (02:24:15), Rahma Tusa (Ethiopia) (02:24:22) (second), and Letebrhan Haylay (Ethiopia) (02:24:52) (third). Marathon Elite Women Indian: Chavi Yadav (02:50:35), Arti Patil (03:00:44), Renu Singh (03:01:11), and Jigmet Dolma (03:01:11). 

Half Marathon Men: Murli Gavit (01:05:20), Ankit Deshwal (01:05:48) and Deepak Kumbhar (01:05:51). Half Marathon Women: Parul Chaudhary (01:15:07), Nandini Gupta (01:24:12), and Poonam Soune (01:24:59). 

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Prizes

Prize money for Tata Mumbai Marathon Elite Run was:

  1. $ 45,000
  2. $ 25,000
  3. $ 17,000
  4. $ 12,000
  5. $ 8,000

The winner among Indian Elite marathoners: Rs two lakh. Top three overall half marathon finishers: Rs one lakh (first), Rs 75,000 (second), and Rs 60,000 (third),

The Ethiopian duo of Hayle Lemi and Anchalem Haymanot won with new course records to take home the USD 45,000 winner’s prize and a course record bonus of USD 15,000 each.

The participants, including amateurs, fitness enthusiasts, and the world’s best distance runners, took to the streets of Mumbai in the marathon, which is held on the third Sunday of January every year.

Corporate leaders, including Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran, Administrator BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, actors, models, senior citizens, elite runners, and amateurs, turned out for the race.

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  • Raju Vernekar

    Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

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