A total of 39,000 running places are up for offer in the 10th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be run on January 20, 2013, and an increase in prize money will see USD 350,000 as the total prize money in the tenth year.

 

Over the years, beginning with Hendrick Ramaala in 2004, the first race, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has seen the world’s leading long distance athletes come and participate.  The 10th edition promises to be the biggest yet in terms of elite athlete participation, with the net being spread far and wide to invite only the very best.

 

Besides changing the lives of thousands and thousands of people in the city by introducing them to the benefits of running, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has also set into motion a running movement that has now taken the entire country by storm. While the ‘Gold Label’ bestowed upon it by the IAAF is recognition of its high organisational standards, the visit of the Olympic Flame to the event is ample proof of its high repute among international road running events. 

 

 

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has also touched the lives of countless individuals through its strong charity drive, having helped raise a staggering Rs 71 crores (approx US$ 13million) towards charity through its nine races.

 

Ethiopians Girma Assefa and Netsanet Abeyo hold the course records in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Girma clocking 2:09.54 in 2011 and Netsanet stopping the clock at 2:26.12 in 2012.

 

 

While registrations for the half marathon have been shut, registration for the full marathon will be open till mid-November enabling athletes from all over the world to come and enjoy an unforgettable running experience in Mumbai, the city that never sleeps.

 

 

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