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Cheptai, Edris, Kipkoech amongst prime elites on begin line at Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi [India], October 10 (ANI): Two-time 5,000 m World champion Muktar Edris of Ethiopia, 2021 Berlin Half Marathon winner Felix Kipkoech of Kenya and promising Ethiopian Chala Regasa are among the many prime names in an thrilling males’s Elite area for the upcoming Delhi Half Marathon.

The USD 268,000 prize cash World Athletics Elite Label Road Race, to be flagged off from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday, October 16, will see tens of hundreds of amateurs be part of the world’s finest elites on one of many quickest programs on the planet.Reigning World 3,000 m Indoor Champion Lemlem Hailu of Ethiopia, this 12 months’s World 10K Bengaluru winner Irine Cheptai of Kenya and Stella Chesang, the 2018 10,000 m Commonwealth Champion, headline the ladies’s Elite area.

The International Elite winners within the males’s and girls’s classes will take residence USD 27,000 every and the prize fund contains the highest 10 finishers in each. There can be an Event Record Bonus of USD 12,000 as an incentive.

Edris completed fourth on debut in Delhi in 2020 with a powerful 59:04 as the highest 4 broke the earlier course file in a sensational race that noticed simply 4 seconds separate the rostrum finishers.

“Naturally, I want to be in the top 3 this time around. I’m in good shape and have prepared specifically for Delhi. I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge,” he mentioned.

Kipkoech received in Berlin in a powerful 58:57 and is an thrilling prospect because the course file appears beneath risk once more with a dozen runners beneath the one-hour mark.

Regasa, who clocked a private better of 59:10 for second place at this 12 months’s Barcelona Half Marathon, was one of many pacemakers in Eliud Kipchoge’s profitable 1:59 Marathon Challenge in Vienna in 2019.

Cheptai will hope to be third-time fortunate this 12 months after two successive fourth-place finishes, together with her private better of 66:43 in 2020.

Hailu will likely be making her half-marathon debut. The 21-year-old is a darkish horse for the title after persistently ending on the rostrum in worldwide meets within the 1500 m and 3000 m during the last two seasons.

For the primary time, restricted on-the-spot registrations will likely be obtainable through the three-day Mirchi Get Active Expo on the NSCI, Okhla between October 13 and 15 to encourage and permit for extra runners to be part of the celebration.

Registration for all bodily race classes — Half marathon, Open 10K, Great Delhi Run(5 km), Senior Citizens’ Run (3 km) and the Champions with Disability Run (3 km) — are open till 11:59 PM on Tuesday, eleventh October 2022. Participants can register at vedantadelhihalfmarathon.procam.in.The race will likely be telecast stay by Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Liv on October 16 from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. (ANI)