On Sunday, 15th January 2017, Mumbai will host the 14th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM). This event is said to have began the trend of the running revolution in India. The streets of the city will be graced by some of the finest long distance athletes from across the world. Bollywood actor John Abraham was present at the t-shirt unveiling ceremony of this event along with other eminent dignitaries.
Ethiopia’s Ayele Abshero, fastest man on the start-line (2:04:23) along with Dinknesh Mekash, a two-time winner in Mumbai will lead the elite field at the SCMM 2017. Joining the best in the world will be top Indian athletes – Olympian Kheta Ram, MD Yunus and Elam Singh as well as Jyoti Gawate, Monica Raut and Monica Athare who will take centre-stage and vie for a prize money of USD 384,000.
One of the most awaited sporting events in Asia, SCMM 2017 has seen an over-whelming response this year and will witness 42,379 at the start-line. Reaching an all-time high with 6,342 runners registering for the Full Marathon, SCMM 2017 will see runners push themselves to run a faster race. The Half Marathon and Dream Run saw 14,663 and 19,980 entries, respectively. In other categories, the Sr. Citizen Run had 921 entries; Champions with Disability received 433 entries and Police Cup with 40 teams registering.
Outstation runners can collect their running numbers on 14th January 2017 from Richardson & Cruddas, Sir JJ Road, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400008 between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm.
Wishing all the best to all the participants!!
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