For 61-year-old Sister Francisca Lobo the energy of the runners at the 16th Tata Mumbai Marathon held on Sunday was too high to resist. On her way to the morning mass at Villa Theresa High School on Peddar Road, the kidney patient, though not registered to run the Marathon, joined the runners from Peddar Road to the Metro Cinema Junction. Clad in a T-shirt and leggings, she ran the 4.5-km stretch in about two-and-a-half hours.
Adding 2,007 runners to its 2018 count, a record 46,414 runners participated in this year’s Mumbai Marathon. As many as 8,414 runners took part in the full marathon, 15,457 in half marathon, 2,516 in the timed 10K run, 17,661 in dream run, 1,005 in senior citizen’s run, and 1,301 in the champions with disability category.
Taking off with the 42-km full marathon at 5.30 am from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and back, runners across categories took their time to finish their stretches till about 2 pm.
Marathon Ambassador Mary Kom flagged off the event. While Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani ran the 21-km half marathon, model and fitness mascot, Milind Soman, ran the full marathon. Actors Rahul Bose and Tara Sharma also took part in the race.
Source – IE