Mumbai: The 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon will be bigger and better with over 42,000 runners set to run Mumbai's streets next Sunday.
Asia's premier marathon will be held on 15 January and will see the bigwigs of the marathon circuit participating.
Ethiopia’s Ayele Abshero, the 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. Top Indian athletes like Olympian Kheta Ram, MD Yunus and Elam Singh as well as Jyoti Gawate, Monica Raut and Monica Athare will take centre-stage.
This year the prize money has been pegged at over two and half crore rupees. 6,342 runners have registered for the Full Marathon, The Half Marathon and Dream Run had 14,663 and 19,980 entries, respectively.
In other categories, the Sr. Citizen Run has 921 entries,
Champions with Disability received 433 entries and Police Cup has 40 teams.
The face of the Marathon, John Abraham said that the marathon gives us two very important virtues in life- Stay fit and run for a cause.