Parki, Shrestha win Bir Ganesh Man Singh 10 km road race titlesShrestha clocked 39 min 10.18 sec and Parki finished in 32 min 01.2 sec.
South Asian Games gold medalists Gopi Chandra Parki and Santoshi Shrestha clinched the Bir Ganesh Man Singh 10km Road Race titles in Kathmandu on Saturday.
Nepal Armed Police Force Club athlete Parki, also the 5000m gold medalist at the 13 South Asian Games in December, clocked 32 minutes 01.2 seconds to secure first position in the men's event. His colleague Khim Bahadur Khatri of the departmental team stood second clocking 34 minutes 35 seconds, while Naresh Budha of Karnali Sports finished third at 34 minutes 35.1 seconds.
Srikesh Rai, Avishek Pachokti, Nanda Nath Yogi , Nirjen Gurung, Sher Tharu, Sunil Budathoki and Parash Shahi finished in fourth to 10th positions respectively in the men's event.
In the women's event, Shrestha of Kathmandu clocked 39 minutes 10.18 seconds to clinch the gold medal. She had bagged the 10,000m gold in the SAG. Shrestha came ahead of Bindra Shrestha of APF who finished the distance in 40 minutes 11.29 seconds. Her departmental teammate Fulmati Rana finished third at 40 minutes 58.11 seconds. Birsana Kumal and Rekha Bista secured the fourth and fifth place finishes.
The winners of both the categories won cash prizes of Rs60,000 each, while the runners-up and second runners-up collected Rs30,000 and Rs15,000, respectively. The fourth and fifth place finishers got Rs10,000 and Rs5,000.
The event, which was organised by Roots Fashion Pvt Limited, saw the participation of around 300 runners. Nepali Congress leader, Prakash Man Singh and Roots Fashion Managing Director Sanjeev Tuladhar, distributed the prizes.