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Mumbai Ultra Marathon: The 12-Hour Run


Shivaji Park Marathon Club had organised 'Mumbai Ultra Marathon' on Sunday, August 13 for all the running enthusiasts in the city. Roughly, 500 runners had participated in this ‘ultra’ run. But out of the 500 participants, 400 completed the run between 5:00 am to 5:00 pm and covered the 11 km distance from Dadar to Worli.

This was the third edition of the Ultra Marathon and without any prize money, runners ran for the spirit of running. A national record has also been registered in this year's competition.

Out of the 500 runners who participated in the run, 150 were women and 100 security-forces runners. 3 contestants above 70 years of age were running in the marathon. Actor and model Milind Soman’s mother, Usha Soman (78) had participated in this event.

Police Deputy Commissioner Dhananjay Kulkarni and top Navy officers raised the enthusiasm of the participants by cheering and also highlighted the importance of running for better health.

The organisers had setup emergency booths on every corner from Shivaji Park to Worli for runners. These booths also offered water, dates, and glucose to pump up energy in the runners.

"Marathon Maushi"


A 73-year-old woman, who is a Shivaji Park resident, was a part of this event and encouraged participants by distributing chocolates. She’s well known for being a part of marathons and is called ‘Marathon Maushi’ by kids and adults.

Running Spirit 


Amarjit Chawla, a 61-year-old blind runner, participated in the competition and stunned everyone. Chawla has so far taken part in the 70 Half Marathon, 45 km 10 Marathon and 3 Ultra Marathons. At the age of 48, he started running in the marathon.

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