Lelisa Desisa prevails in New Delhi Half Marathon

Lelisa Desisa prevails in New Delhi Half Marathon

Running in ideal conditions Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa went one up from his last year’s effort while pre-race favourite Lucy Kabuu Wangui of Kenya won in her first appearance in the seventh edition of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.

In the men’s race, Desisa edged Kenyan Geoffrey Kipsang by one second in 59:30 while Kabuu clocked 1:07:04 to take the women’s victory, personal bests for both.

“This year’s race is good. I am a bit disappointed as I could not post a course record. I had discomfort due to cold, otherwise I could have posted a sub-58 mark,” Desisa said.

“The support showed by my colleague Cherop was great which helped me to post a PB and I am expecting to go better when invited again to run here in next year,” Kabuu said.