Registrations for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon kicked off in Mumbai, India’s dream city on July 22, 2014. The USD 370,000 event, scheduled to be run on January 18, 2015, is expected to attract the cream of the world's long distance running talent. Promoted by Procam International, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon route passes Mumbai’s internationally renowned landmarks.
Paying tribute to each runner's strength of mind and celebrating the vibrant spirit of the city, an estimated 39,000 individuals will assemble at the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on January 18, 2015. Runners can participate in categories that include the Full Marathon (42.195 km) that occupies pride of place, Half Marathon (21.097 km), the Dream Run (6 km), Senior Citizens' Run (4.3 km), the DHL Corporate Champions (41.195 km) and the Champions with Disability (2.4 km) Event.
Now in its twelfth year, the event has seen steady progression in the number of participants and the winning times of the elite athletes as well as their Indian counterparts. In the first year, the event attracted 800 entries for the full marathon. That number increased to more than 3500 in the eleventh edition, for the full marathon and the category is expected to be oversubscribed this year.
Last year's race saw a Kenyan clean sweep with Evans Ruto winning the men's race in a time of 2:09:33, just a second slower than the course record of 2:09:32 set by Uganda's Jackson Kiprop in 2012.
Ethiopian Dinknesh Mekash won the women's race in 2:28:08, well ahead of second placed Gladys Kipsoi of Kenya and fellow countrywomen Bizunesh Urgesa.