Monday, November 28, 2022

Ngaopulou, Vekholhulu win4th Kalos Peace Marathon

H Ngaopulou and Vekholhulu emerged as winners of the 4th edition of Kalos Peace Marathon in men’s and women’s categories respectively held at Pfutsero on Thursday.
The marathon was organised by Kalos society in collaboration with Chakhesang Wrestling Association under the theme “Rhythm of Health”.
The half marathon started at Sakraba for men’s 21 km (half-marathon) and women’s 15 km (half-marathon) from Porba respectively which culminated at Sports Complex Pfütsero.
The event saw a total of 162 participants including 100 men and 62 women from various districts of Nagaland including some participants from Manipur.
21-year-old Ngaopulou from Liyai Khunou village under Senapati district finished the 21 kilometre in 1 hour 16 minutes to take the title.
Ngaopulou had recently won gold medal in 5000m race and 10,000m in 2nd Manipur Northeast Olympic Games. He is preparing for the upcoming Northeast Olympics to be held in Meghalaya.
Up close in the second position was M Nohching Chang who finished in 1 hour 19 minutes and in third place was Cüvoto Medeo with a time of 1 hour 23 minutes.
Fourth position was Epenthe Yanphar with 1 hour 30 minutes and fifth position Thupusuh Chüzho with 1 hour 33 minutes.
In the women’s category, Vekholhulu bettered her own record during the 3rd edition of the marathon when she came in the second position. She completed the distance in 1 hour 22 minutes.
Coming in a close second was Veshenie Vadeo with a time of 1 hour 24 minutes while in the third position was Vecusulu Chotso with a time of 1 hour 26 minutes.
The champions for both men and women categories received the following amounts along with citations respectively:
First-Rs 15,000, second-Rs 10,000, third-Rs 7,000, fourth-Rs 5000, fifth-Rs 3,000 and 10 consolation prizes of Rs 1000 in both categories.
CWA president Vekhozo and Chakhesang Mother Association president, Zhonelü Tunyi earlier flagged off the event for men’s and women’s categories respectively.

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