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Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: OP Jaisha- Marathon

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Jaisha Orchatteri Puthiya Veetil (born 23 May 1983), commonly known as O. P. Jaisha, is an Indian track athlete from Kerala. She is the current national record holder in the marathon, a distinction she achieved by clocking 2:34:43 at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. In the process she bettered her own mark of 2:37:29, set at the 2015 Mumbai Marathon. She is also a former national record holder in the 3000 meters steeplechase.

She is currently being supported by JSW Sport under the Sport Excellence Programme.

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