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Four Sri Lankan marathon runners for Dhaka

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V. Krishanthini and M. Sivarajan who won the national marathon have been selected for Dhaka marathon.

Sri Lankan four athletes will compete at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon 2022 held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 10. Two men’s athletes Muththusami .Sivarajan and Tissa Gunasekara will take part in the men’s marathon while Veelu Krishanthini and G.W.M Herath compete in the

women’s marathon said Sri Lanka Athletics Vice President G.L.S Perera .

Both Sivarajan from Air Force and Krishanthini from Navy won men’s and women’s marathon titles at the National Sports Festival marathon held in Kataragama last March .Competing in his first national marathon, Sivarajan

returned a time of two hours, 29 minutes and 29 seconds to cross the finish line while former Champion Tissa Gunasekara finished nearly three minutes

later to settle for the runner up at the National marathon .

Velu Krishanthini produced her personal best time to win the women’s title.He finished with two hours, 55 minutes and 30 seconds while G.W.M. Herath clocked two hours, 57 minutes and 15 seconds to finish second.Krishanrhini the experience marathoner earlier took part at marathon in China in 2017 where she was placed 17 th .In addition she took part at the open Dubai Marathon. This is going to be good opportunity to local marathon runners to gain international experience. N. A. T. Jayasinghe will accompany the team as Manager while Sajith Jayalal will join as coach.In fact Jayalal is the coach of Sivarajan.

Monday, January 3, 2022 – 01:00











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