Imphal, Feb 16
Marathon runner Kh Roshan bagged the winner’s title while S Premila retained her winner’s title of the 13th Mega Marathon Manipur in the men’s and women’s open category today. The annual mega marathon was organized by United People’s Front Manipur under the aegis of Athletic Association of Manipur(AAM).Roshan, a personnel of 3rd Assam Regiment Shillong clocked 1 hr 06 min 32 sec to bag first position in the men’s of the 21.5 kms long half marathon while S Premila of Yairipok Kekru Mayai Leikai also under Thoubal district reach the finishing line in 1 hr 21 min 08 sec to bag the first position in women’s category. Both the athletes also won a cash prize of Rs 40,000 each. Another athlete Y Inao,also from 3rd Assam Regiment (1hr 06 min 38 sec) and Romajit Kh of Khundrakpam(1 hr 06 min 43 sec) finished the second and third positions of the men’s category.
In the women’s category H Bhumeswaori Devi of Sports authority of India touched the finishing line in 1 hr 22 min 58 sec and bag the second position while Th Babita of Yairipok under Thoubal district reached in 1 hr 26 min 17 sec to bag the third position in the same category of this year’s event. The second position holders of the marathon also got a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively. The other position holder’s runners (4th to 15th rank position holders) of both the men’s and women’s competition which was participated by a good number of athletes, also went home richer with a cash prizes of Rs 3000 each. The prizes were distributed during the closing function of the marathon which was attended by Director Of Social Welfare Ngangom Uttam Singh, President of United People’s Front W Second and President of AAM Leishangthem Ajit besides other prize donors. Youth affairs and sports commissioner Bobby Waikhom and the key functionaries of organizing body and others also present during the day’s marathon flagging off ceremony held at Khuman Lampak sports complex in the morning.