Lakshmanan, Monika best Indians at Delhi half marathon

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) G. Lakshmanan and Monika Athare emerged winners among the Indian men and women competitors respectively in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon held here on Sunday.

Lakshmanan finished the race in one hour, four minutes and 37 seconds – one second ahead of second-placed Md. Yunus.

Man Singh clocked one hour, four minutes and 40 seconds as the men’s race witnessed a closely-contested fight.

Meanwhile, Monika timed one hour, 15 minutes and 34 seconds to be declared champion, while emerging runner Sanjeevani Jadhav was just a second late to be second.

Swati Gadhave was a distant third with a timing of one hour, 17 minutes and 43 seconds.

She conceded that she was low on confidence coming to the competition as her training was not perfect.