सामयिक विषय: Athletics

London Marathon 2017

London Marathon

Question: Who won the men’s title of the 37th London Marathon?
(a) Illud Kipong
(b) Mark Kosiu
(c) Daniel Vanzaru
(d) Michael style
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • 37th London Marathon, sponsored by Virgin Mary concluded on April 23rd, 2017.
  • Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, 24, won the men’s race in 2:05:48, with Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia second.
  • Mary Kateni of Kenya won the women’s title while making a world record.
  • Katni took 2 hour 17 minute and 01 second to finish the marathon.
  • Mary broke the world record of 2 hours 17 minutes and 42 seconds of Paula Radcliffe set by her in the year 2003.

Reference:
http://results-2017.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2017/?pid=leaderboard
http://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/39683756
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics/2017/04/23/london-marathon-2017-watch-live-race-updates-plus-track-friends/

fifth Wipro Chennai Marathon

Fifth Wipro Chennai Marathon

Question: Who won the women’s full marathon title in the recently held fifth Wipro Chennai Marathon?
(a) Simta Sharma
(b) Tirfi Tsegaye
(c) Jyoti Shankar Gavte
(d) Meenakshi Thakur
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 8 January 2016; the fifth Wipro Chennai Marathon was organised by the Chennai Runners Sponsor-Wipro
  • Results:
  • Full marathon(42.195km)-
  • Winner of Men’s category: Isaac Kemboi (02:37.39s)
  • Winner of Women’s category: Simta Sharma (03:34.27
  • Half marathon(21.0975)-
  • Winner of Men’s category: S. Karthik (01:09.25)
  • Winner of Women’s category: Geetha (01:27.39)
  • 10km run-
  • Winner of Men’s category: Naresh Kumar (00:32.41)
  • Winner of Women’s category: Kavita Tungar (00:39.58)


Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/Kemboi-and-Simta-finish-on-top/article17010939.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2017/jan/09/fitness–charity-go-hand-in-hand-at-this-marathon-1557544.html
http://www.newsnation.in/sports-news/other-sports/kenyas-isaac-kemboi-and-mumbais-simta-sharma-clinch-full-marathon-titles-in-chennai-marathon-article-157031.html

Tata Steel Kolkata 25K

TATA Steel Kolkata 25K 2016

Question: Who is the Men Winners of the TATA Steel Kolkata 25K 2016?
(a) Nitinder Singh Rawat
(b) Man Singh
(c) Satyendra Singh Patel
(d) G Lakshmanan
Ans. (d)
Related facts:

  • TATA Steel Kolkata 25K 2016 was held on 18 December 2016.
  • Men’s winner- G. Lakshmanan, (1:17:16), a new course record
  • Former course record-Nitinder Singh Rawat (1:19:39)
  • Women’s winner-Monica Athare (1:34:15)

Reference:
http://tsk25.procamrunning.in/press-release/1042-g-lakshmanan-and-monica-athare-win-the-3rd-edition-of-tata-steel-kolkata-25k
http://tsk25.procamrunning.in/race-results

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