Gopi, Kheta finish 25th, 26th in men’s marathon at Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) India’s Thonakal Gopi and Ram Kheta clocked personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th, respectively, in the men’s marathon event at the Rio Olympics here on Sunday.

Gopi clocked a timing of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. Kheta clocked 2:15:26. India’s third runner in the event Nitendra Nagar finished 84th with a timing of 2:22:52.

A total of 140 runners completed the race while 15 did not finish.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won gold with a timing of 02:08:44. He was followed by Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa.

America’s Galen Rupp took bronze at 2:10:05, his personal best timing.



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