O P Jaisha breaks national marathon record, qualifies for world championship
Indian runner OP Jaisha, an Asian Games medallist in 1,500m and 5,000m events, made a memorable marathon debut here today by breaking the 19-year-old national mark of Vally Satyabhama to qualify for the World Championships in Beijing later this year.
O.P. Jaisha making her debut at Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon overshadowed defending champion Lalita Babar, winner of the last three editions, to clinch the top honours with a new national record time of 2:37:2
Jaisha clocked 2 hours, 37 minutes and 29 seconds in the 12th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to better the nearly two-decade-old national mark of 2:39:10 set by Satyabhama from December 21, 1995, in Chennai reported PTI.