At the course at which he set his personal best timing, an injury-free Nitendra Singh Rawat eyes qualification for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Tanzania's Alphonce Simbu won the men's elite full marathon event while Kenya's Bornes Kitur bagged the women's title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday.
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Rio Olympics 2016, Day 16 highlights: Rio hands Olympic flag to Tokyo in glittering closing ceremony
Day 16 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will have India's wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and marathon runners Thonnakkal Gopi, Kheta Ram and Nitendra Singh Rawat in action
Thanackal Gopi and Kheta Ram put up an inspired show and clocked their personal best timings to finish 25th and 26th respectively in the men's marathon.
Day 16 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in action across two events – wrestling and athletics. All eyes will be on Yogeshwar Dutt for a medal.
Rawat is the fastest man in India in the marathon event. He's come a long way from protecting the Kashmir border to representing India at the Olympics
Kheta Ram clocked a creditable 13:49.17 to win the race and eclipse the seven-year-old meet mark of 13:51.64 in the name of Surender Singh.