Hicham, Angela excel in Bangabandhu Marathon

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:45, Jan 10,2021 | Updated: 22:37, Jan 10,2021


Morocco’s Hicham Laqouahi touches the finishing line to win the marathon in elite group of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon at Hatirjheel on Sunday. — Courtesy photo

Morocco’s Hicham Laqouahi and Kenya’s Angela Jim Asunde won the men's and women’s elite competition of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon respectively on Sunday.

Hicham took two hours 10 minutes and 40 seconds to finish his run while Angela took two hours 29 minutes four seconds to finish the marathon, running 42.195 kilometres from Army Stadium that ended in Hatirjheel.

Edwin Kiprov of Kenya won the men's half-marathon at one hour four minutes and 11 seconds and his compatriot Nowm Zebeth won in the women's category in one hour 14 minutes and 42 seconds.

The length of the half-marathon was 21.097 kilometres.

More than 200 long-distance runners from 15 countries including Bangladesh took part in the event.

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