Rio 2016: Gopi, Kheta finish 25th, 26th in men's marathon; clock personal best

Posted By: IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21: India's Thonakal Gopi and Ram Kheta clocked personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th, respectively, in the men's marathon event at the Rio Olympics here on Sunday (Aug 21).

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Gopi clocked a timing of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. Kheta clocked 2:15:26. India's third runner in the event Nitendra Nagar finished 84th with a timing of 2:22:52.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A total of 140 runners completed the race while 15 did not finish.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won gold with a timing of 02:08:44. He was followed by Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa.

America's Galen Rupp took bronze at 2:10:05, his personal best timing.


Story first published: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 21:12 [IST]
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