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Elite runners take part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)

Top runners brave pollution, pandemic in Delhi half marathon

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Forty-seven professional runners hit the 21-kilometre (13.1-mile) course in the men’s and women’s event, while amateur participants raced between Wednesday and Sunday to prevent overcrowding.
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File image of Muktar Idris(Getty Images)
File image of Muktar Idris(Getty Images)

Delhi half marathon: Tokyo Olympics preparation in mind for world’s best runners

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:33 AM IST
The men’s and women’s defending champions - Andamlac Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu, both looking for a hat-trick of titles in the Delhi half marathon - are keen to chase a course record.
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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei(REUTERS)
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei(REUTERS)

World record holders Kosgei, Yeshaneh add to field for Delhi Half Marathon

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 05:47 PM IST
At the Chicago Marathon in October 2019, Kenya’s Kosgei stunned the world when she broke the long-standing women’s world marathon record by more than a minute, clocking 2:14:04.
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A participant seen wearing a pollution mask for protection against air pollution during the Delhi Half Marathon, near India Gate, in New Delhi, on Sunday. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
A participant seen wearing a pollution mask for protection against air pollution during the Delhi Half Marathon, near India Gate, in New Delhi, on Sunday. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Wind helps marathon runners breathe easy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 05:06 AM IST
Delhi Half Marathon runners however had to still battle “poor” air on Sunday with PM 2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particle) concentrations hovering around 123 to 136 micrograms per cubic metres compared to a 24 hour standard of 60 micrograms per cubic metres.
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Gold medal winner Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu flanked by compatriots silver medallist Yelamzerf Yehualaw (L) and bronze medallist Zeineba Yimer.(PTI)
Gold medal winner Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu flanked by compatriots silver medallist Yelamzerf Yehualaw (L) and bronze medallist Zeineba Yimer.(PTI)

Ethiopians bag double, Tsehay Gemechu sets women’s course record

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Defending champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu produced their personal best to retain the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the 15th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday.
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Defending champion Andamlak Belihu crosses the finish line to retain his men's title at the 15th Delhi Half Marathon, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Also seen are Union Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI)
Defending champion Andamlak Belihu crosses the finish line to retain his men's title at the 15th Delhi Half Marathon, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Also seen are Union Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI)

Belihu, Gemechu defend titles at Delhi Half Marathon

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Ethiopia’s Belihu clocked a provisional timing of 59.10 to defend his title at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, while Gemechu broke her event record with an impressive 66:00.
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Image for representation only.(AFP/Getty Images)
Image for representation only.(AFP/Getty Images)

Delhi Half Marathon: Ethopia’s men athletes take first, second position

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 11:34 AM IST
Abhishek Pal (1:04:14) was the best-placed among Indians followed by Avinash Sable (1:04:14) and T Gopi (1:04:15).
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