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Saksham Cyclothon Mumbai held, over 6,000 participate

57   //    25 Feb 2018, 15:07 IST

Mumbai, Feb 25 (PTI) Krisha Nayakodi and T Manorama Devi won the men's and women's elite category respectively of the Saksham Cyclothon Mumbai held here this morning.

Over6,000 participants took part in the event which was held in the categories, Elite (Men - 46 km/women - 32 km), Amateur (Men & Women 18 km), MTB and Hybrid and Amateur MTB Road Bike and the crowd favourite 8 km Green Ride.

The ride was flagged off by FI driverNarain Karthikeyan and actor Milind Soman, a media release said today.

While Nayakodi, who won the elite race in the men's category, went home richer by Rs 1.25 lakh, Mallappa Murtannavar stood second and Arvind Panwar secured third place, it said.

In the women's elite category, while T Manorama Devi from the Railways won and earned a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, Lidiyamol M Sunny stood second and M Sonali Chanu secured the third position, the release added.

The Cyclothon was an initiative ofthe Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, to make citizens aware of conservation and effective utilization of petroleum products.

Winners: Male Elite Men (46km): 1st KrishnaNayakodifrom SSCB (Rs 1.25 lakh) 2nd position Mallappa Murtannavarfrom Railways (Rs 75,000), 3rd positionArvind Panwarfrom Railways (Rs 50,000)

Female Elite Women (32km): 1st positionT. Manorama Devifrom Railways (Rs 1 lakh), 2nd positionLidiyamol M Sunny(Rs 50,000), 3rd positionMSonali Chanu from Railways (Rs 40,000)

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