Visuals: Over 40,000 take part in 14th edition of Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon

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Visuals from the Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon 2017

The 14th edition of the Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon 2017 was flagged-off from the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai on Sunday morning.

The marathon witnessed participation from a number of Bollywood celebrities, top sportspersons, corporate bigwigs and commoners, all enthusiastically making a ‘run for it’.

According to organizers, more than 40000 runners from different corners of the world took part in the marathon, including 53 elite international and Indian runners.

The turnout for the marathon was the highest this year, with 6,342 running the Full Marathon (42.195-km), 14,663 running the Half Marathon and 19,980 participating in the Dream Run.

The full marathon for amateurs was flagged off at 5.40 am and was followed by the full marathon for the elite and Indian athletes at 7.20 am. Both of these races ended at the CST.

The half marathon race was flagged off at 5.40 am from Worli Dairy. The route went all the way till Sea Link and back the same route to finish opposite the CST.

The 14th edition of marathon saw India’s biggest names in track and field and distance running athletes participating.

Olympian Kheta Ram, who clocked his personal best at the Rio Olympics last year, also took part. Other athletes Elam Singh and Mohd Yunus also ran the full marathon.

In the women’s event, Maharashtra’s Jyoti Gawade along with Jigmet Dolma and Tsetan Dockar competed in the full marathon. Kenya’s Levy Matebo, Ethiopia’s Seboka Dibaba and Rio Olympic 2016 Games fifth-place finisher Alphonce Simbu competed for the full marathon.

List of Winners:

Jyoti Gawte – Winner of Indian elite, women (full marathon)
Kheta Ram – Winner of Indian elite, men (full marathon)
Bornes Kitur – Winner of International elite, women (full marathon)
Alphonce Simbu – Winner of International elite, men (full marathon)
Monica Athare – Winner of Indian elite, women (half marathon)
G. Lakshmanan – Winner of Indian elite, men (half marathon)

Pictures:

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Before the start of the marathon. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Scene at CST station. Picture Courtesy: Ganesh Gaud
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The half marathon about to be flagged off. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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It begins. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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John Abraham arrives early to congratulate the winners and participants. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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The International elites before the start of the full marathon. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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The champions with disability take their positions. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Doctors and volunteers of Asian Heart Institute tend to injured participants. Picture Courtesy: Asian Heart Institute
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As the marathon progresses. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Senior citizens about to start their run. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Seconds before dream run is about to start. Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Winners of full marathon (International elite, men). Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Winners of full marathon (Indian elite, men). Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Winners of full marathon (International elite, women). Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Winners of full marathon (Indian elite, women). Picture Courtesy: Standard Charted Mumbai Marathon Official
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Maharathra CM Devendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries watching the marathon. Picture Courtesy: CM official
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Running for a cause. Picture Courtesy: Chandan Saamant
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Running for a cause. Picture Courtesy: SRLC team
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And on the other end of the spectrum. Picture Courtesy: Natesh R Nathan
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The unsung heroes of Mumbai police watching over the marathon. Picture Courtesy: Badri Chatterjee

Videos:

Before the start

Flag-off

The elite’s start their run

Champions with disability start their run

Senior citizens set-off

Dream run begins

20,000 take part in this year’s dream run

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