Ethiopians emerge top runners in 2nd Manipal Silver Marathon

Bangalore, February 12, 2018: Ethiopian runners, Mikiyas Yemta and Zinashwork Yenew Ambi, won the 21.1 kilometres men’s and women’s 21/1 kilometre races in the second Manipal Silver Marathon here on Sunday morning. The two runners here in India for a few months to participate in different marathons was confident of their victories they said as both come prepared to run in some of the races held at this time across the country.

Both baggeda purse of Rs. 75,000 each. Mikiyas is three times winner of Bengaluru midnight marathonand has also won 10 kilometre races in a number of other races in India.Zinashwork has also been going around participating in marathons across thecountry. They will head for Rajkot Marathon to be held next week. Zinashworkhas participated in time trial for the Olympics as well.

ManipalSilver Marathon attracted over about 7000 participants of all ages. Theresponse was encouraging and the races which began at about 6 am sawrunners arrive at the venue long before the scheduled time. Along with theserious stuff there was the carnival at KMC Greens organized by VolunteerService Organization.   

The marathonthis year was special as Manipal Academy of Higher Education is celebrating itssilver jubilee and the Academy of Higher Education its Platinum jubilee.

21.1Km OpenMen (Above 18 years): Mikiyas Yemta, Shiju.C.P, Kanthilal, Hetram, Ranjit Singh(35 -55 years): Adinaw Mechonen, Chandrashekar.A, Shaji.N.P. (Above 56):Sadanandan Pillai. (MAHE students and Staff): Sudeep Kumar, Mukul Raj.

21.1Km OpenWomen (Above 18 years): Zinash Work tenew Ambi, Archana .K, Shalini.K.S,Birtukan Negash, Zinash Bekel. (Over 35-55 years): Savitha Shastry, JyothiUdaya Shetty. (Above 56) Sulatha Kamath. 

10 Kms RunOpen WOMEN (16 yrs - Above): Sayli Meng, Supritha.BK, Thipavva Sanakki. (35 yrs- 55 yrs): Yulia Ponomareva, Noopar Kowshuk, Reba Philipose. (56 yrs - Above):Arunakala.S.Rao

10 Kms RunOpen Men (16 yrs - Above): Amanuel Abdu, Vinay Kumar, Chethan .G.J. (35 yrs -55 yrs): Saif Hassan, Madhava Saripalla, Ganesh Poojari. (Above 56 yrs):Ramaian

5 Kms RunOpen MEN (Above 10 yrs): Anila Kumara, Prashanth Kumar, Chidanand. (35 yrs - 55yrs): Anthony, Chandan. (Above 56 yrs): Datyananda Nayak. (Corporate): BinuPrakash.

5 Kms RunWOMEN (Above 56 yrs): Sandhya Kamath. (Corporate): Jency Joseph

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