Bngal’s Abul Hossain wins Kolkata Marathon

Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Siliguri lad Abul Hossain won the Kolkata Full Marathon as amateur runners from north Bengal and northeast India ruled the first edition of the meet here on Sunday.

Hossain clinched the race with a timing of two hours 34 minutes and two seconds to leave Kolkata lad Biswanath Pal, five minutes behind at second. Paritosh Roy finished third with a timing of two hours 52 minutes and 48 seconds.

Sikkim’s Mangali Tamang won the women’s half-marathon with a timing of one hour 31 minutes and 13 seconds.

Meghalaya’s Kyntimon Marwein and her younger sister Dateibankynmaw finished second and third with a timing of 1:33.04 seconds and 1:35.48 respectively.