CWG 2022: Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 12th in men’s marathon | News about Commonwealth Games

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Indian Nitendra Singh Rawat finished 12th in the men’s marathon race at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Rawat, 35, clocked 2 hours 19 minutes 22 seconds into the race won by Uganda’s Victor Kiplangat (2:10:55). Tanzanian Alphonce Felix Simbu (2:12:29) and Kenyan Michael Mugo Githae (2:13:16) took silver and bronze respectively. Rawat has a personal best of 2:16:05 that he clocked in the New Delhi Marathon in March. He was eight minutes and 27 seconds behind the gold winner.

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At one point Kiplangat seemed to be heading the wrong way on the course.

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“The people riding the bikes confused me. They told me to turn back, but I made it to the finish,” Kiplangat said.

The CWG’s major athletic events begin on August 2.

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