India's Famous Marathon Runners

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By Ada Kohli
Published Nov 13, 2021

Hindustan Times

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From a period when long-distance races in India were a far-fetched notion to having exceptional talent rise and win races internationally, marathons in India have seen a dramatic transformation

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Here are some famous Indian marathon runners who have worked hard to achieve great heights

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Gopi Thonakal

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He was the first Indian to win Asian Marathon Championship in 2017. He also qualified for World Athletics Championships in the same year

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Avinash Sable

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He broke the national record and won gold in Delhi Half Marathon in 2020, clocking one hour and 30 seconds to finish the race

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Lalita Babar

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She won the Mumbai Marathon for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014

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Sudha Singh

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Popularly known for her gold in the 3000 meters steeplechase at the 2010 Asian Games, she was chosen to represent India in the 2012 London Olympics

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