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Narayan Wins Suva Marathon

Narayan Wins Suva Marathon
Island Chill Suva Marathon winner Kennol Narayan on his way to the finish line during the race on July 21,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
July 22
11:57 2018

After settling for second place last year, Kennol Narayan was determined to win the 2018 Island Chill Suva Marathon yesterday.

The 24-year old Rakiraki native clocked 2 hours 55 seconds to win the men’s full marathon race.

Narayan participated in the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon this year and said it was a good exposure for him.

“Having joined the Suva Mara­thon in 2016, I had always aim to better my performance,” Narayan said.

“Though my time was more than my personal best I am happy with the win.

“I have learnt a lot from the re­cent Gold Coast Marathon and this has developed my running as well.”

Suva Marathon Club president Gina Houng Lee said the turnout was good recording more than 1000 runners from various corpo­rate houses and clubs.

“We can’t control the weather and in saying that we started off with a great day it was a great cli­mate to run,” Lee said.

“The turnout has been great and there were not many problems with the runners and in terms of hydration as well.”

Lee said they have bigger plans next year and thanked all the cor­porate sponsors for their continu­ous support.

Winners

10km male winners:

1st: Yeshnil Karan (36 minutes.42 seconds); 2 Anasam (41.07); 3rd: Paul Barrett (48.15)

Men’s team marathon winners:

1 Life Runners; 2 Police; 3 Lysaught

Full mixed team winners:

1: Runners Ruling Club; 2 Ernst and Young; 3 Tri Fiji.

Women’s full marathon winners:

1: Anna Cowley (4.13.06); 2: Ritta Valijarvi (4.23.32); 3 Nau Dakuili­ga (5.07)

Women half marathon winners:

1: Shoko Mori (1.48.28); 2 Tanya Martin (1.48.53); 3 Hanna Grekuls (1.50.46).

Men Half marathon winners

1 Ben Ashkettle (1.11.46); 2 Avi­kash Lal (1.19.57); 3 Raj Prasad (1.23.52).

Full Marathon:

1: Kennol Narayan (2.55.44); 2 Barry Whitelaw 3.15.25; 3 Kazuo Shimizu 3.18.28.

Edited by Osea Bola

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