Rio Olympics 2016: Thanackal Gopi, Kheta Ram clock personal best in marathon

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Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 21, 2016 9:58:26 PM

India's Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram registered their personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th in the men's marathon at the Rio Olympics.

Thanackal Gopi registered his personal best timing of 2:15:25s, while Ram was just a second behind his compatriot, clocking 2:15:26s to complete the race and bring down the curtains on India's campaign. (Source: IE)Thanackal Gopi registered his personal best timing of 2:15:25s, while Ram was just a second behind his compatriot, clocking 2:15:26s to complete the race and bring down the curtains on India?s campaign. (Express photo)

India’s Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram registered their personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th in the men’s marathon at the Rio Olympics, here today.

Gopi registered his personal best timing of 2:15:25s, while Ram was just a second behind his compatriot, clocking 2:15:26s to complete the race and bring down the curtains on India’s campaign.

The other Indian in the fray Nitendra Singh clocked 2:22:52s to finish at the 84th spot.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge clinched the gold with a timing of 2:08:44s while the silver and bronze went to Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa (2:09:54s) and United States’ Galen Rupp (2:10:05s) who also clocked his personal best time while running on rain-drenched roads.

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