The 17th Edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon today, Sunday, 19th January witnessed several athletes on the streets to take part in the event which was flagged off at 7.20 am from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.The half-marathon and police cup began at 5.15 am from the same spot.
The annual event, launched in January 2004, witnessed 9,660 participants in the full marathon category, 15,260 in half-marathon, 19,707 in dream run, 1,022 in senior citizens’ run and 1,596 champions with disability. This marathon also witnessed disabled soldiers of the Army making it to the dream run
The marathon which starts and ends opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai wends its way through many of the city’s iconic locations such as Flora Fountain, Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Haji Ali, Mahim Church and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link before ending at the starting point.
The star-studded Mumbai Marathon
since its inception in 2004, is held on the third Sunday of January, and has been an iconic event, attracting people from varied walks of life, including industrialists, businessmen and Bollywood celebrities.
News Input by: K.V.Raman.