Nashik’s Monika Athare, Ranjit Patel win Thane Varsha Marathon


NASHIK: City girl and international marathon runner Monika Athare on Sunday won Thane Varsha Marathon in women’s category while adding yet another feather in the cap, Nashik lad Ranjit Patel emerged champion in the same event.

Monika, who has been a participant of many national and international marathon events, finished the 15-km distance by clocking 56 minutes and 52 seconds. Monika, who had shown an excellent performance in the World Athletics Championships held in USA, honoured with a memento, certificate of honour and a cheque amounting to Rs 75,000.

Meanwhile, Ranjit, a student of Bhonsala Military College and pursuing his education in the third year in Arts faculty, completed the run in record time.