The 33 year old Ram defied the humid conditions to complete the 42-km race in an impressive time of 2:22.32, which was 6 seconds better than the previous meet record of 2:22.38 set by last year's champion Neeraj Pal.
Girish Tiwari of Air Force, Bengaluru, with a time of 2:28.01, clinched the second place ahead of Sunil Prasad  who was placed third with a time of 2:29.20.

"I have happy to win in my first big race and it gives me lots of confidence for the future," he said.
He said the reason for his switch to the full distance was to prepare for the Mumbai Marathon in January so that he could try and meet the Rio Olympics qualifying time of 2:17.

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