The 7th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon took place on Sunday 17 January 2010, with the highest number of participants to date and the feeling that they were all out to have a good time.

A key theme of the event was water, in light of the recent 15% reduction in water supply. There were runners dressed up as taps and some with custom made hats in the shape of taps in order to generate awareness. One runner even made the comment that maybe next year instead of running a marathon they would be running to chase water.

The marathon once again attracted a clutch of celebrities who turned up to enjoy the race including Anand Mahindra, John Abraham and Akshay Kumar; labelled the embodiment of fitness for such an event.

The half marathon and the full marathon did not have the same start point this year, as they have done in previous years, but this didn't stop the runners from dressing up and running for charities.

At one point, Mother Teresa was sharing the road with a gorilla, quite a strange sight!

RubberBand, the rock band, whose motto is 'Rock for Charity' put in an appearance, as they have been doing at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon since 2008. They love to play their instruments and raise money for charity at the same time.

The marathon was won by Kenyan, Denis Ndiso with a time of 2:12:34 and the female winner was Ethiopian, Bizunesh Mahammad with a time of 2:31:09.

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