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Udupi’s Sangamesh Handi crosses the finish line as he wins the full marathon at Chicalim on Sunday.

Handi, Koch emerge winners

Chicalim: Sangamesh Handi of Udupi and Sarah Koch emerged winners in men’s and women’s categories respectively at the 10th Goa River Marathon held in Chicalim on Sunday.

Handi finished with a time of 3:13:35 to take first place, followed by Aman Mehla (3:16:52) from Navi Mumbai and Michael Koch (3:30:21) an expatriate based in New Delhi.

In the women’s category, Sarah Koch from New Delhi finished first clocking 4:15:41, followed by Pamela Bahel (4:29:33) of Jaipur and Loretta Henderson (4:40:38) of Alaska,

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In the men’s half marathon, Mahantesh Bingi won the event with a time of 1:24:50, while Vinaya Malusare of Pune came first with a time of 1:40:59 in the women’s category.

Over 3,000 runners participated in the event, with at least 750 runners participating in the 5km run.

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