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Shamha sets a new half-marathon record

21 January 2023, MVT 19:33
21 January 2023, MVT 19:33

In the ongoing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon, Shamha Ahmed broke her own half marathon record for the country. She finished the marathon in 1 hour, 26 minutes, and 41 seconds, breaking her previous record set in Oslo, Norway.

On September 17, 2022, she completed the half-marathon in Oslo in 1 hour, 27 minutes, and 51 seconds. Long distance runner Mariyam Abdul Kareem (Maree) previously held the record; her time was 1 hour, 39 minutes, and 46 seconds.

Mariyam Kareem ran the Bangbandhu Marathon in the full marathon division in 3 hours, 22 minutes, and 51 seconds. Yusuf, a long-distance runner, ran the half marathon and finished in 1 hour, 12 minutes, and 11 seconds.

Fawwaz Mohamed ran in the full marathon division as well and completed it in under 3 hours, which is not an easy feat.

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