Elite field for Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018 announced

The top international and Indian elite field has been announced for the Tata Mumbai Marathon. Ethiopia’s Solomon Deksisa and defending women’s champion Bornes Kitur lead an impressive field announced today by organisers of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, an IAAF Silver Label road race, whose 15th edition is set for 21 January.

The Indian contingent is spearheaded by armymen Gopi Thonakal and Nitendra Singh Rawat, while on the women’s side, asian medalist Sudha Singh and ADHM course record holder L Suriya lead the field.

International Elite Field:

MEN –
Solomon Deksisa, ETH/1994, 2:06:22
Chele Dechasa, ETH/1984, 2:06:33
Shumi Dechasa, BRN/1989, 2:06:43
Abraham Girma, ETH/1986, 2:06:48
Tebalu Zawude, ETH/1987, 2:07:10
Yitayal Atnafu, ETH/1983, 2:07:21
Evans Ruto, KEN/1984, 2:07:49
Philip Kangogo, KEN/1983, 2:08:16
Samuel Mwaniki, KEN/1984, 2:08:56
Aychew Bantie, ETH/1995, 2:09:40
Joshua Kipkorir, KEN/1994, 2:09:50
Eliud Barngetuny, KEN/1987, 2:10:23
Robert Chemonges, UGA/1997, 2:10:32
Vincent Kipchumba, KEN/1990, 2:10:32
Jeffrey Eggleston, USA/1984, 2:10:52
Shumet Akalnaw, ETH/1988, 2:13:18
Husen Muhammedamin, ETH/1993, 2:14:19

Women –
Bornes Kitur, KEN/1988, 2:29:01 (defending champion)
Amane Gobena, ETH/1982, 2:21:51
Shuko Genemo, ETH/1995, 2:24:31
Helalia Johannes, NAM/1980, 2:26:09
Monika Stefanowicz, POL/1980, 2:28:26
Kumeshi Sichala, ETH/1995, 2:28:42
Afera Godfay, ETH/1991, 2:28:46
Tigist Girma, ETH/1993, 2:29:05
Kuftu Tahir, ETH/1995, 2:31:27
Tejitu Daba, BRN/1991, 2:31:32
Rose Maru, KEN/1987, 2:33:05
Birke Debele, ETH/1995, 2:40:48

Top Indian Runners (Men):

Gopi Thonakal (ASI Pune, Asian champion)
Nitendra Singh Rawat (Kumaon Regiment, course record holder)

Top Indian Runners (Women):

Sudha Singh (2010 Asian Games steeplechase gold medal winner)
L Suriya (course record holder at ADHM and Tata Steel Kolkata 25K)

Source: TOI, IAAF

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