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POSTED AT 10:09 AM 14-05-2018

Sandaruwan, Sujani excel in marathon

44th National Festival in Kurunegala

D.G.D. Sandaruwan – men’s winner and Sujani Perera – women’s winner

Western Province (WP) excelled in the marathon event when they emerged victorious in the Men’s and Women’s finals at the 44th National Festival concluded at Padeniya Kurunegala yesterday.

In the men’s event Western Province swept the board winning gold, silver and bronze with D.G.D. Sadaruwan clocking 2 hours 26 minutes and 23 seconds for the gold. S.D. Gunasekara (2:26.58 secs) and Mahesh Gunathilaka (2:28.36 secs) took the silver and bronze respectively.

In the Women event Sujani Perera who produced best performance timings than last year clocked two hours, 55 minutes and 3 seconds to win the gold.

Kumari Fernando from WP with a time of 3:02.06 secs took second place and ASN Bandara from Sabaragamuwa Province won the bronze clocking 3:07.08 seconds. - KR