UNOFFICIAL TIME Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race to sweep the four major marathons for the fourth straight year. The 27-year-old American finished with an unofficial time of 1:47:43. She completed the Grand Slam by winning in London, Boston, Chicago and New York, extending her record streak to 17 straight wins in major marathons. McFadden, who won six medals at the Rio Paralympics, took the lead for good at the 15-mile mark and comfortably led the rest of the course to win for the fifth time in New York. Marcel Hug of Switzerland won his second NYC Marathon title in the men’s race and his sixth marathon this year. He edged Australia’s Kurt Fearnley by sixth-tenths of a second, repeating their photo finish at last month’s Chicago marathon. Defending champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa came in fourth. NEW YORK (AP): Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City (NYC) Marathon yesterday. Keitany became the first woman to win three straight titles since Grete Waltz won five straight from 1982 to 1986. She pulled away around the 15th mile and finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds – one second behind her time last year. Ghebreslassie finished his debut in New York with a time of 2:7:51. For most of the course, the men’s field was a three-man race between Ghebreslassie, Kenya’s Lucas Rotich, and Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa. By mile 20, Ghebreslassie began gradually pulling away. The 20-year-old beat Rotich by 62 seconds to become the youngest male winner in New York. The previous youngest male winners were Alberto Salazar in 1980 and Tom Fleming in 1973, both won as 22-year-olds. Defending champion Stanley Biwott of Kenya withdrew at the 10-mile mark with a right calf injury. He also dropped out in the Rio Olympics after getting sick. American Abdi Abdirahman placed third. Desisa, who was the runner-up in New York in 2014 and a two-time Boston Marathon winner, dropped out at the 22nd mile.
Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) All the six nominations filed from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha elections were found valid during scrutiny today, a senior Vidhan Bhawan official said.The biennial elections for 57 seats in the Upper House from 15 states are due to be held on June 11. The last date for withdrawal is June 3.Prominent among the six candidates in the fray for as many vacancies in Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra are Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.Both Goyal and Chidambaram are set to be elected to Rajya Sabha as the deadline for filing nominations ended yesterday.Other nominees include former Union minister Praful Patel (NCP), Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Vikas Mahatme (BJP) and Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena).According to the Vidhan Bhawan official, the formal announcement on their election will be made on June 3.Chidambaram had filed his nomination papers yesterday at the Vidhan Bhawan. He did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, while his son Karti had unsuccessfully fought from his native Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. PTI VT NSK KIS