Mumbai – The countdown for the Mumbai Marathon has started. The city is getting ready for the marathon and strong police bandobast has been deployed for the security reasons. The healthcare centres have also been installed at various places along the marathon routes. Speed is the essence of Mumbaikars. This essence of them will also be discernible on Sunday early morning not in local trains or in any other mode of transport but in the running routes of Mumbai Marathon. The participation in this marathon is not for winning or losing but it takes the society to a new height. The participation of renowned athletes has given glamour and seriousness to this mega annual event but the participation of common people makes it unique. There are lakhs of people who participate in this marathon even after knowing their results. Everyone wants to go there with an objective of giving a tough mental and physical exam. The real attraction of this marathon is the common man who has maintained this event a star attraction.