New Delhi: The upbeat Army Man Binning Lyngkhoi of Meghalaya and UP's Sukanya Mall clinched the Indian Open Marathon titles on Sunday.

Vigorous Lyngkhoi won the marathon in two hours 18 minutes and 49 seconds, but remained bereft form the London Olympics qualifying mark of 2 hours 18 minutes.

The race was flagged off from India Gate by P T Usha, one of the greatest Indian women athletes. The marathon witnessed more than 9,000 runners.

Lyngkhoi finished more than a minute clear of second placed Arvind Kumar Yadav, who clocked 2 hour 20 minutes and 02 seconds and in the third place, Oinam Singh 2 hour 20 minutes and 11 seconds.

The 20-year-old Sukanya from Deoria grabbed the women's title in 2 hour 48 minutes and 25 seconds, but she also missed out on the Olympic qualifying mark of 2 hour 43 minutes.

Preet Rao sealed the second place in 2 hour 56 minutes and 05 seconds and Anisha Devi was third in 2 hour 59 minutes and 04 seconds.