Bangalore: Indian ultra runners stole the show at the IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships, taking the individual and team titles for men at Kanteerava Stadium.
Led by the formidable Amar Singh Devanda, the Indian men’s team covered a total of 739,959km over the scheduled 24 hours starting at 8am on Saturday to comfortably take the gold medal.
Amar Singh set a personal best of 258,418 km, more than 18 km more than his previous one.
He was followed home by Saurav Kumar Ranjan (242,564) and Geeno Antony (238,977) to clear it for India in the individual championships.
Australia (628,405) and Chinese Taipei (563,591) took second and third place.
On Sunday, the Indian women’s team put in a strong performance to secure second place. Together they ran an impressive 570.70 km, threatening the eventual winners all day.
Australia, however, took the first position with 607.63 km. Chinese Taipei took third place with 529,082.
Taipei’s Kuan Ju Lin (216,877km) took first place in the women’s individual, while Australian Cassie Cohen (214,990) and Allicia Heron (211,442) took the other two podium places.
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