New Delhi Half Marathon women's race is No.1 in the Competition Rankings

New Delhi Half Marathon women's race is No.1 in the Competition Rankings

Mary Keitany of Kenya and Deriba Merga of Ethiopia were the winners at the New Delhi Half Marathon which took the first position in the Road Running Competition Rankings in the women's category and the fifth place among the men's events.

World Half Marathon champion Mary Keitany looked to be cruising towards a World record time through 15km of Sunday’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Eventually the Kenyan settled for 1:06:54, falling short of the mark, though she smashed the course record. Ethiopians Wude Ayelew (1:07.58) and Aberu Kebede (1:07.59) who took the second and third spots, tried to put up a fight, but in the end found Keitany too good.

Deriba Merga of Ethiopia had his countrymen, Eshetu Wendimu and Tilahun Regassa for company for the better part of the race before breaking away past the 15km mark to coast through to a 59:54 win. Wendimu (1:00:02) came second while Regassa, who set the early pace, faded to fourth behind Kenyan Wilson Kipsang (1:00:04) who was second here last time.

With a great Promotion Score, which is provided based on the level of the participating athletes, the New Delhi Half Marathon is ranked first in the Competition Rankings in the Women's Road Running category, overtaking even the World Half Marathon Championships! The men's race is ranked fifth.

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