Ethiopian runner Atsedu Tsegay on 15 December 2013 won the Men's Delhi Half Marathon (21.097 km) by creating a new race record. Tsegay clocked 59 minutes 10 seconds beating the previous record of 59 minutes 15 seconds held by Deriba Merga since 2008.
Former junior world champion Geoffrey Kipsang of Kenya came second, while his compatriot Wilson Kiprop finished third. G. Laxman was the top finisher for India, with a timing of 1 hour 04 minutes and 44 seconds.
In women’s category Kenyan athlete Florence Kiplagat finished on top with a timing of 1 hour 07 minutes and 58 seconds. Gladys Cherono came second, while Lucy Kabuu finished third. Among the Indian athletes, Preeja Sreedharan was the top finisher. She clocked 1 hour 20 minutes 04 seconds.
The winners of the both men and women category won the prize money of 25000, 18000, and 12000 US Dollars respectively according to their top three positions.
About Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is an annual half marathon event held in New Delhi, India. Established in 2005, it is both an elite runner and mass participation event. Indian telecommunications services company Airtel took the title ownership of the marathon in 2008. Prior to this, telecom provider Vodafone had the title sponsorship. A total of 31000 plus runners participated in the 2013 Delhi half marathon.
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Who: Atsedu Tsegay
Where: New Delhi
When: 15 December 2013