Chima Ramu finishes 11th in Hong Kong marathon

February 17th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kennedy Chima Ramu finished 11th at the men’s marathon in Hong Kong and helped India to stay on top for the fourth successive year in the South Asia and Middle East challenge of the Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth. Ramu finished the final leg with a timing of 2:30.14 sec and ensured that the Indian men’s team pocketed $ 40,000 for securing Champion Team title.

In the women’s section, Rina Das finished 15th (31st overall) with a timing of 3 hours 16.48 sec. The women’s team finished second in the regional challenge and earned $ 20,000.

The overall winners were decided on cumulative timing of four Marathon races held at Nairobi, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong respectively.

Final Results:

Men:

Nation Challenge (Overall):
1. Kenya B (9 hours 09:16)
2. Kenya A (9 hours 24:15)
3. Zimbabwe (9 hours 30:46)
4. Uganda (9 hours 31:46)
5. Russia (9 hours 52:26)

South Asia and Middle East:
1. India ( 9 Hours 53:27)
2. Sri Lanka (9 Hours 59:49)
3. Bangladesh (11 hours 03:05)
4. Pakistan (11 hours 14:57)
5. Lebanon (11 hours 52:27)

Women:

Nation Challenge ( Overall):
1. Kenya B (10 hours 49:09)
2. Kenya A (11 hours 35:19)
3. China (11 hours 37:15)
4. Finland (11 hours 59:52)
5. Hong Kong (12 hours 18:22)

South Asia and Middle East:
1. Sri Lanka (12 hours 57:21)
2. India (13 hours 28:56)

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