Run Mumbai run
It's January and a new year, and as every year Mumbai was on its feet again. Over 42,000 participants running the races for 7km, 21km, and full Marathon (42km). None of the last year's champions started this year, but to the beats of vibrating music and boisterous cheering of the many gathered along the route, the sportive crowd did its best. As officials declare, there were no grave accidents or severe injuries this year.
Even as none of last year's champions were there, it was still the city's biggest running carnival. This running event is not only about getting a trophy. It is a joint and colorful presentation of the city and a way of life for any runner here.
No grave accidents were mainly due to an early start, a pleasant temperature and last but not least to better trained and informed athletes.
Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbu crossed the finish line in 2.09.32 seconds and won the men’s title at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, 2017. He finished, fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and is in this way showing his rising status.
But the primary winners are all the runners who reached the goal. Congratulations!