Adinew and Satovisha win 12th SKF Goa River Marathon

Siddesh Barje of Dapoli and Sapna Patel of Vasco win half marathon
Adinew Mekonnen of Ethiopia, winner of men's 42 km race and  Satovisha Samajdar, winner of women's 42 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.
Adinew Mekonnen of Ethiopia, winner of men's 42 km race and Satovisha Samajdar, winner of women's 42 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.Pic courtesy: Cashewrina Events

Adinew Mekonnen of Ethiopia and Satovisha Samajdar of Raipur (Chattisgarh) won the men's and women’s 42 km full marathon, respectively, at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon held at Chicalim near Vasco on Sunday.

While Adinew clocked a very quick 2:41:18 hours, Satovisha clocked 4:09:42 hours.

In the 21 km half-marathon race, Siddesh Barje of Dapoli (Maharashtra) and Sapna Patel of Vasco (Goa) won the men's and women’s categories, respectively.

Siddesh Barje, winner of the men's 21 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.
Siddesh Barje, winner of the men's 21 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.Pic courtesy: Cashewrina Events

Siddesh clocked 1:13:38 hours and pipped Nihal Baig, the recently crowned IRONMAN 70.3 Goa champion by only 12 seconds, while Sapna won her race clocking 1:31:21 hours.

In the 10 km open category, Pradhan Kirulkar of Kolhapur, with a timing of 34:10 minutes, and Farheen Firdose of Bengaluru, with a timing of  42:16 minutes, won the men's and women’s categories of the race.

In the newly introduced under-15 age group, 5 km inter-school category race, Murgaon High School won the boys' team event. Vidya Vihar High School won the girls' team event. Vikas Pal of Murgaon High School was the fastest boy in the 5 km category, clocking 20:59 minutes, while Achal Giri, also of Murgaon High School, was the fastest girl, clocking 29:59 minutes.

Sapna Patel, winner of the women's 21 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.
Sapna Patel, winner of the women's 21 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.Pic courtesy: Cashewrina Events

RACE RESULTS:

Men’s full marathon (42 km)

1) Adinew Mekonnen (Ethiopia) 2:41:18

2) Vinayak Jambotkar (Belgaavi) 2:54:10

3) Nilesh Kulaye (Lanja, Maharashtra) 2:55:16

Women’s full marathon (42 km)

1) Samajdar (Raipur) 4:09:42

2) Netra Pelapkar (Pune) 4:15:08

3) Jasmitha Kodenkiri (Mangaluru) 4:42:22

Murgaon High School, winner of the inter-school boys 5 km tEAM race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.
Murgaon High School, winner of the inter-school boys 5 km tEAM race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.Pic courtesy: Cashewrina Events

Men’s half marathon (21 km)

1) Siddesh Barje( Dapoli, Maharashtra) 1:13:38

2) Nihal Baig (Pune) 1:13:50

3) Teddy Cardozo (Vasco) 1:17:35

Women’s half marathon (21 km)

1) Sapna Patel (Vasco) 1:31:21

2) Simta Sharma (Bengaluru) 1:40:17

3) Shilpa Kemble (Dapoli) 1:41:13

Adinew Mekonnen of Ethiopia, winner of men's 42 km race and  Satovisha Samajdar, winner of women's 42 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.
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Men’s 10 km

1) Pradhan Kirulkar (Kolhapur) 34:10

2) Harichandra Velip (Curchorem, Goa) 38:40

3) Bulbul Ali (Guwahati) 39:14

Women’s 10 km

1) Farheen Firdose (Bengaluru) 42:16

2) Shivani Chaurasia(Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh) 42:33

3) Nikita Marle (Vikramgad, Maharashtra) 44:46

Adinew Mekonnen of Ethiopia, winner of men's 42 km race and  Satovisha Samajdar, winner of women's 42 km race at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon.
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Schools 5 km team event (Boys)

1) Murgaon High School 1:30:08

2) Vidya Vihar High School 1:35:00

3) Mount Litera Zee School 1:47:00

Schools 5 km team event (Girls)

1) Vidya Vihar HS 2:08:22

2) Murgaon HS 2:14:48

3) Keshav Smruti HS 2:17:59

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