Slug-10th Goa River Marathon Udupi youngster wins Goa River Marathon 2019



Delhi based ex-patriate tops women’s category

Goa Khabar: Sangamesh Handi, a 21-year-old runner from Udupi in Karnataka came first in the men’s full marathon ( 42 kms) of the 10th Goa River Marathon race held in Chicalim, South Goa on Sunday.

In extreme humid conditions, Handi clocked a time of 3:13:35 to win the first place, followed by Aman Mehla a 20-year-old from Navi Mumbai who came second with a time of 3:16:52, while Michael Koch, an expatriate based in New Delhi came third in 3:30:21.

In the women’s section, Sarah Koch, another New Delhi based ex-patriate won the women’s title with a time of 4:15:41, followed by the Jaipur based runner Pamela Bahel who came second with a time of 4:29:33 and Loretta Henderson from Alaska, USA who came in third with a time of 4:40:38.

In the half marathon for men, Mahantesh Bingi won the event with a time of 1:24:50, while Vinaya Malusare of Pune came first with a time of 1:40:59 in the women’s category.

Over 3,000 runners participated in the event, with at least 750 runners participating in the 5km run too.


Full Marathon Men

1) Sangamesh Handi (Udupi) 3:13:35 2) Aman Mehla ( Navi Mumbai) 3:16:52

3) Michael Koch ( New Delhi) 3:30:21

Full Marathon women

1) Sarah Koch ( New Delhi) 4:15:41 2) Pamela Bahel ( Jaipur) 4:29:33 3) Loretta Henderson ( USA) 4:40:38

Half Marathon men

1) Mahantesh Bingi 1:24:50

2) Niket Kadu 1:24:54

3) Govind Solanki 1:26:54

Half Marathon women

1) Vinaya Malusare 1:40: 59

2) Clefa Dias 1:52: 20

3) Carrie Olsen 1:59:42