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Jan 10, 2021
7:58PM

Dhaka Marathon 2021: SPO from Ladakh wins 4th position

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Jigmet Dolma from India secured fourth position in the Dhaka Marathon 2021 organised on Sunday. Jigmet Dolma is an SPO of Ladakh police. 

The marathon was organized to commemorate the return of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Pakistan jail to Bangladesh in 1972. Two more women runners from India and a total of 8 athletes participated in the marathon. In the full marathon, among the SAARC and local runners, Bahadur Singh of India became the champion in the men's category and Pushpa Bhandari of Nepal became the champion in the women's category.

In the marathon, Hicham Lakohi of Morocco came first in the elite competition of the marathon in men’s category while Angela Jim Asunde from Kenya won the women's category in the same event.

The full marathon covered 42.19 kilometres while the half marathon covered 21.09 kilometers. Athletes from all over the world including India, Morocco, Kenya, France, Nepal, Ethiopia among others participated in various categories of the event. 

Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan inaugurated the event at Dhaka Army Stadium on Sunday.
 

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