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Since 1st March, 1999
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Anuradha hurdles past own record

New Delhi: Orissaís Anuradha Biswal improved her own national record in the womenís 100m hurdles, clocking 13.38 seconds in the DDA-Raja Bhalendra Singh National Athletic circuit meet on Monday.

Biswal improved her earlier mark of 13.40 set in Jakarta in 2002. K M Beenamol competing in 800m after a gap of one-and-a-half years won with a personal best of 2:02.01 seconds.

Earlier, Servicesí Sanjay Ghosh pipped teammate and national champion P. Anil Kumar to win the menís 100m in 10.5 seconds.Saraswati Dey (Railways) won the womenís 100m in in 11.47 seconds. Vinita Tripathi (LIC) and Rachita Mistry (Maharashtra), both competing for the first time this season finished second and third in 11.83 and 11.87, respectively.

In the menís 400m there were two races (A and B). In race B, P Ramachandran beat Paramjit Singh of Police winning in 46.21 seconds. Paramjit clocked 46.45 and Satbir Singh of Services finished third in 46.59.

Jaspreeet Singh won the 400m A in 47.69sec ahead of Gurvinder Singh and Gurjinder Singh. In the menís 800m K. M Binu won in 1:48.38 seconds. Steel Plantís Primesh Kumar came second in 1:49.07 ahead of T M Sanjeev (Police) who clocked 1:50.62.

In the menís 3000m Railwaysí Gulab Chand, won in 8:17.13 seconds. Teammate Shivanand came second in 8.18:47 and Aman Saini of HP third in 8:19.24.

Poonam Balliappa of Karnataka finished second in 14.17 seconds behind Biswal. Bengalís Soma Biswas was third in 14.31.

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