Braving hot and humid conditions, Kenya's Edwin Kipyego emerged victorious in the men's elite category, while Ethiopia's Yimer Wude won the women's title of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, here on Sunday. (All AFP Photos)
Kenyan Edwin Kipyego reacts after crossing the finishing line for victory in the 2012 Airtel Delhi half-marathon. Kipyego covered the 21.097 km distance in one hour and 55 seconds to pocket USD 25,000 winner's purse.
In the women's event, Ethiopia had one and two with Yimer Wude emerging victorious with a timing of one hour, 11 minutes and 10 seconds. Her compatriot Waganesh Amare and Kenya's Helah Kiprop finished second and third clocking 1:11:12s and 1:11:18s respectively.
Kenya dominated the men's elite field as Kipyego's compatriots Leonard Langat and Silas Kipruto finished second and third respectively.
Rahul Kumar Pal (1:06:12s) finished first among Indian men and overall 16th in the race. Nitender Singh and Indrajeet Patel came second and third among Indian winners respectively.
Sudha Singh was the fastest woman among Indians, clocking 1:19:34, followed by Kavita Raut and last year's champion Lalita Babbar.
It is time to learn for the very young Delhiites. A young boy watches as runners take part in the 2012 Airtel Delhi half-marathon.