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

Thonakal Gopi and Ram Kheta in action during the match in rio
IANS|21-Aug-2016 21:41

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 : 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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