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Maha Police to organise international marathon in Mumbai on Feb 9

The theme would be "Health Run". Besides the regular 42 km marathon, there would be 21 km half marathon and 10 km and 5 km runs too

Maha Police to organise international marathon in Mumbai on Feb 9
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Maharashtra Police is organising an international marathon in the city on February 9. According to reports, close to 15,000 runners are expected to take part in the marathon.

In the meantime, the police officials have claimed that the marathon would be first-of-its-kind initiative as the state police force is organising an international marathon for the first time. Maharashtra Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal launched the event's website on Wednesday.

According to DGP Jaiswal, the marathon will attempt to act as a bridge between people and the police and is expected to increase communication between the them. The marathon will commence from the iconic Gateway of India in south Mumbai and pass through the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, another city landmark.

The theme for the marathon would be "Health Run". Along with the regular 42 km marathon, there would be a 21 km half marathon along with 10 km and 5 km runs. Along with the international runners, at least 5,000 police personnel are also expected to take part in the event. In the run-up to the marathon, a bicycle ride would be organised on February 2.

Meanwhile, the police in every district is said to organise `Mahila Daud' (women's run) to promote women empowerment and safety on January 31.

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